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“ Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.”  Georgia O’Keeffe


Mano a Mano mural, an improvised reflection on the border and migration by Hugo Crosthwaite and José Hugo Sánchez, at the San Diego Art Institute through January 7.

SDVAN Annual 2017 Holiday Potluck Lunch is this year on Tuesday, Dec 12, 11 am to 2 pm ( 2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, Ca 92007). This year there will be a special display by Cheryl Sorg of the images she created for our Giving Tuesday promotion. Please bring: One dish or drinks for 8 to share and remember the Jewelry and Accessories for our swap exchange. The SDVAN Annual Holiday Potluck is a chance to clean out your costume jewelry drawer and maybe get a few pieces in exchange for those of yours that are looking for a new home. It is very casual, first come first choose, but as people arrive at different times, there are new selections over the course of the party. Accessories include jewelry, shoes, belts, hats purses, scarves... anything you want to have a new home. No money is exchanged. RSVP: patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148

Every year we remind out supporters about the Giving Tuesday campaign this year on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28 TH. We appreciate our supporters and their cash donations. Donate to SDVAN online, by phone or by post. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page. Thank you so much for your tax deductible donation. 

We are delighted to present a series of videos by Sidney Wildesmith who was commissioned to document the entire Arts and Economic Summit held mid-Oct by the North County Arts Network.

Fallen Tree Exhibitions invites art enthusiasts, artists, collectors, press, curators, and patrons of culture, to check-in to the third unofficial art fair. Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017)on Fri/Sat Dec 15/16 presents emerging and established artists who are working in a wide-range of media and disciplines. Artists from all over San Diego and Los Angeles will transform hotel rooms into galleries, stages, and project spaces. In addition to this carefully selected group of visual and performing artists, Hotels/Motels, will be joined by partnering artist collectives, contemporary galleries, and cultural organizations. Each of their rooms will embody a unique life of its own that reflects the design of the artist and curator. Admission from at $10 - $20. More info: Eric Wong

We loved Lisa Murphy Halloween makes ups.Could make up become a theme for other holiday parties? We love Snazaroo products….so much better than the 99 cent variety.

Cultural Arts Chula Vista is excited to announce the new and improved Cultural Arts webpage  In addition to easy access to the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan Goals (Create Opportunity, Build Community, Infuse the Arts, Economic Vitality, and Communicate) the page includes an Art & Business Collective page,  an Artist Spotlight page, twitter stream, events and contact information.   

On Thurs. Nov 7 at the NTC Liberty Station you’re invited to join an all-day arts and military event, Creative Forces Summit: San Diego Region, exploring the connection between creative arts therapies. Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, plus state and local arts agencies that serves the unique and special needs of military patients and veterans who have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions, as well as their families and caregivers. Administrative support for the initiative is provided by Americans for the Arts. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is one of 11 national Creative Forces clinical sites. The Creative Forces Summit will feature presentations, performances, discussions, and networking. You can join the national conversation online at #CreativeForces.

Alan Ziter is duly proud of the “Orchid Award" from the San Diego Architectural Foundation to Arts District Liberty Station for adaptive reuse from Naval Training Center to arts center. 

The Airport Arts Program is preparing for the future with the development of a new Arts Master Plan for the next ten years. The previous master plan was completed in 2006 and provided guidelines and policies for the program's three core components: Public Art, Performing Arts, and Temporary Exhibitions. It redefined how the airport traveler experiences the airport, with everything from a first-of-its-kind performing arts residency program and live concerts, to educational programs with local schools, and special partnerships with community arts groups to Grammy winners. Take the survey to
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ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

London Post Script 2017 A+ Art Blog and Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
San Diego Visual Arts Network Gives Back
! Giving Tuesday website by Patricia Frischer
OMA: Maruyama, Undocumenta, Brooks, Dieter, San Roman, Crump
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
SDVAN Giving Tuesday
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

The following videos were created by Sidney Wildesmith:
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Opening / Naomi Nussbaum
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Welcome / Mike Cully
NCAN Arts and Economic Summit / Introduction / John Eger
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Keynote Part 1 / Randy Cohen
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Panelist / Peter Ronchetti
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Panelist / Susan Brunzeel
NCAN Arts and Economic Summit / Panelist / David Malmuth
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / The Dance Performance
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Keynote Part 2 / Randy Cohen
NCAN Arts Economic Summit / Questions and Answers Session
On the Cover: David Russell Talbott City Beat Staff
Empathy and the Arts: A New Model for Success Huffington Post by John Eger
Leucadia couple opens salon with creative space for artists SD Union Tribune by Brittany Woolsey
A Call to Revamp Arts Funding, The Old Globe Hits the Road and More Arts and Culture News Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography, Día de los Muertos activities and San Diego Jewish Book Fair City Beat
It’s the Creative Economy, Stupid Huffington Post by John Eger
Art Institute to host border-themed artistic sparring match Union Tribune by Kate Morrissey
Floating' concrete house wins top architecture award Union Tribune by Roger Showley
Opera on the Road, Public Art for Mission Trails and More Arts and Culture News Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Local charity needs a new place to do good things CBS8
by Jeff Zevely,
Culture Report: Paper Cuts You'll Actually Enjoy Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Border Report: The Wall Protests Are Happening, Just Not at the Border Voice of San Diego by Maya Srikrishnan
6 must-see works in San Diego Museum of Art's 'Modern Masters' exhibit Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha
Best of San Diego 2017: People | Dinah Poellnitz City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Best of San Diego 2017: People | Andrea Chung City Beat by Torrey Bailey
Is San Diego losing its underground art scene? Union Tribune by Joshua Emerson Smith
The Border Wall Prototypes Briefly Became Anti-Wall Protest Art Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Improvised mural questions 'otherness' and power in reflection on border Union Tribune by Kate Morrissey
A border wall rises in Oceanside — but this one is an art project, by Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez 'ERRE' Los Angeles Times by Carolina A. Miranda

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

Artists are invited to submit appropriate artwork(s) for the 2018/19 San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition. SDBG receives over 250,000 visitors each year. Please note, SDBG will not approve sculptures that require a crane to install/de-install. If you are interested in submitting, please email jpeg(s) of the works you would like to be considered, together with title(s), materials, dimensions, description, your price, and any special installation requirements, no later than January 19, 2018. Please feel free to forward this email to any other appropriate artists who may be interested in submitting. More info: Naomi Bianca Nussbaum  858.204.2058

We are so excited to announce that there will be an ArtWalk Carlsbadnext year the weekend of Sept 23 and 24. So mark your calendars to participate in North County. These are the same people that bring you the Mission Federal Art Walk in Little Italy and Art Walk NTC. The event features familiar elements of fine art, music, and KidsWalk. And now for the first time they will introduce chalk art!  This element of performance art makes this Carlsbad festival unique and exciting. Chalk artists will create amazing temporary street paintings for all to see and enjoy. Taking place on Armada Drive just above the famous flower fields, and offering a spectacular ocean view, artist applications are now available here.

There is a Pop-up Hand Made Holiday gift show in Chula Vista Mall for two days in Dec. Contact Allan Randall of South Bayfront Artists for more information. 619-917-0974

The City of SD’s Funding Guidelines and RFQs 2018 have been announced The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture has support for arts and culture nonprofit organizations and project based support for festivals, parades, celebrations, and events that help share heritage and culture. For more info: Whitney Roux

50 TO WATCH is a regional biennial exhibition highlighting San Diego’s best visual artists running from March 2 – 25, 2018. The 2018 exhibition will be featured in two galleries: The Studio Door (North Park) and Escondido Arts Partnership. In addition to the exhibition, a high-end artist catalog will be produced, printed and mailed to 1,000+ galleries around the country. The Studio Door is seeking artists in San Diego County to submit their best works for consideration. More info: Patric Stillman  619-255-4920

MUSEUMS 

California Center for the Arts Escondido Niki de Saint Phalle’s artwork from January 13 to March 4, 2018

Artist Anna Sew Hoy has been selected as the inaugural Martha Longenecker Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence by the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts. Sew Hoy will both practice her craft as well as mentor and instruct UC San Diego students during a critical stage of their artistic development. Martha Longenecker Roth was an influential, multifaceted visionary, with an enduring impact as an artist, educator and museum director. After a career teaching at San Diego State University, she founded the Mingei International Museumin 1978, inspired by the teachings of the revered 20th century Japanese scholar Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi coined the term mingei: "min" meaning all people and "gei" meaning art.  

All the museums have gift stores so don’t forget this when shopping for holiday presents: The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Photographic Art , Oceanside Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, and New Children’s Museum 

Legacy in Black at The San Diego History Center in Balboa Park, highlights the artwork of eight African American artists with noteworthy influence on the African American fine art scene in San Diego. The exhibition runs until April 15, 2018. The exhibition is included with regular Give Forward admission* and on view daily from 10am-5pm

TRANSITIONS

Ariana Schindler will be the new marketing/pr contact at SDAI. Ariana was the former production manager and arts coordinator for Strangeways Magazine out of San Francisco. Maria Grize has moved on to do freelance work and was noted for the revamped look of the SDAI graphic design and website.  

Associate Director, Julie Weaverling, will become Director effective January 1 st, 2018 of the Front Porch Gallery. She is replacing Steve Nossan who has successfully guided the gallery since its inception in 2002 and has been instrumental in its outreach and development for the past 15 years.

Charity Wings,a non-profit that offers membership and free space for craft project in San Marcos, has to move and they are looking for a 2-3000 sq. foot space for free or very little rent ($800). If you can help find a space or give a donation to help cover there moving cost they would very much appreciate it.

TIDBITS

Bloomberg's London Headquarters is really quite amazing…they are a company dedicated to incorporating art into their environment as they value it contribution to their bottom line.

EmcArts is pleased to share its newest published article on the intersection of artistic practice and community change, which appears in the Fall 2017 edition of the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader. The article, "The Artistry of Systemic Change: New Roles Emerging for Teaching Artists - New Ways to Accomplish Social Change"is written by EmcArts President Richard Evans, along with pioneering teaching artist Eric Booth.

The big boys of power in the art world are throwing jabs at each other. After the sale for $450 million of the da Vinci discovered in a little auction in 2005, Thomas Campbell, the former director and chief executive of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, wrote an Instagram reminding the new buyers just how restored this work was. “450 million dollars?! Hope the buyer understands conservation issues…” followed by “#readthesmallprint”. The sellers were not amused as Robert Simon and fellow New York-based dealers Alex Parish and Warren Adelson reminded Campbell that a respected Met restorer, Dianne Modestini, was used.

Have you got tidbits or other bits of gossip that you want to broadcast. Contact info@sdvisualarts.net

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“Humanity could not have developed art, music, literature, science, philosophy, and it could not have brought forth the ideas of peace and justice, kindness and compassion if there had not been the possibility of improving upon ourselves. As we suspend in the gracious beneficence of a sunbeam, visualize our majestic personal starship. Hold it in your hands. That's us. Think of it kindly. Think of it compassionately. Think of it responsibly. Then, take a next good step. Help us evolve a little bit more. It is all up to us. And we can do it together.” Carolyn Benesh, Robert Liu and Patrick Benesh-Liu, Ornament Magazine  

The San Diego sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition that launched in New York is on at the Helmuth Projects (1827 5 th Avenue, SD 92101) and closing on Sat. Jan 28 from 6-9. They will be donating 100% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, La Maestra Community Health Centers, or San Diego LGBT Community Center​.More info: Josh Pavlick 619-448-4587. See some of the works: Nasty Women at Helmuth Projects Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer . We are proud of the 40.000 San Diegans that came out to march for so many causes on Jan 21 st.

You are invited to join the NCAN/SDVAN Visual Arts Committee on Tuesday Feb 7 at 10 am for a Looking Glass meeting. This project aims to connect arts to business through public projection of images. A Valentine Card Making Party will be held after the meeting at 2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea 92007. Email me if you have some ideas to share and want to become involved: patricia@sdvisualarts.net

The 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk Artie Awards honor influential arts & culture supporters in the community. This year’s winners were announced at the Westgate and included Kinsee Morlan, engagement editor and author of the Arts and Culture Report at Voice of San Diego; Scripps Health, a leader in healthcare in San Diego and long-time arts supporter; and Jane Wheeler, philanthropist and ArtReach supporter. The eight featured artists were there including three from San Diego: Moni Blom, Jason Humphrey from La Mesa, and Michael Summers from Oceanside. Other featured artists include:  Franco Forte, Mildred Gil Parada, Matthew Grabelsky, , Iris Scott, and  Ivano Stocco  

Southern CA Sculpture by the National Sculpture Society  is on view until March, 5 at  Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Ave, SD 92101). . This juried exhibition will feature 23 top sculptors in the thriving artistic community of Southern California. More info: Jessica Amaya 619.696.1416   

Artsy in connection with UBS has posted for 2016 a list of the top Living Artists,Curators and Emerging Artists. It makes an interesting comparison with those from the Huffington Post top 17, ArtNet top 100, Blouin Art Info top 370. Plus here is a link to the San Diego Union Tribune visual year in review 2016. by Michael James Rocha and City Beat’s Seth Combs The year in art: 2016

The Artist Odyssey Blog is presenting pen & ink artist Ted Washingtonin What’s New following Matt Forderer and then interactive artis Dave Ghilarducci and paper artist Bhavna Mehta. Many of these What’s New are repostings of videos from Art Pulse produced by Executive Producer, Barbarella Fokos with added up dated interviews.


ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis and The Broad in LA A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Mission Federal ArtWalk Artie Awards and Featured Artists Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Nasty Women at Helmuth Projects Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego KBPS by Tarryn Mento
2017 Art Preview City Beat by Seth Combs
San Diego’s Arts Scene Has More Leading Ladies Than Ever Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Artists Aim To Make Border Fence ‘Beautiful’ KPBS by Jean Guerrero
San Diego women getting nasty for new art show City Beat by Lara McCaffrey
What is the future of UCSD's University Art Gallery? City Beat by Jordan Packer
Rep. Duncan Hunter Calls for Art Censorship at the Capitol Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
S.D. artists explore the beauty of the book for ‘Over the Moon’ SD Union Tribune by Roxana Popescu
Visual art: My wish for 2017 is ... SD Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha
Meet The Artist Selected For Public Art Project At New East Village Park KPBS by Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth
Culture Report: Chinese Historical Museum Wants to Make a Bigger Splash Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
La Bodega Confronts the Challenges of Going From Grassroots to Grownup Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Why I Left San Diego’s Art Scene Behind Voice of San Diego by Jonathan Raymond Mireles
The Struggle for San Diego Artists Is Real, But Worth It Voice of San Diego by Patric Stillman, Studio Door
Arts Community Aims To Save Cultural Hive In North Park KPBS by Claire Trageser
Exhibition brings national sculpture artists to Sparks downtown gallery Pacific Magazine by Laurie Delk 

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

The Business Of Art Scholarship  is now accepting applications for one emerging or student artist. Mentorship by The Studio Door, sponsored by San Diego Visual Arts Network and with a free booth donated bMission Federal Art Walk. April 29/30. Applications due Feb 10, 2017 

Space 4 Art is making a call for a new Executive Director. The next ED will join the organization at a critical time its 10-year history - preparing to move to a new permanent home. Deadline for applications: Feb 10 and salary range $65,000 - $75,000 per year. For full information contact Cynthia Viveros 619 269 7230

In order to respond to the rapid growth in international arrival activities anticipated in 2017 and beyond, San Diego International Airport will re-conceive a Federal Inspection Services Facility (FIS) that: adds greater flexibility; increases FIS capacity level; and utilizes the newest processing efficiency introduced by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The FIS project presents exciting opportunities for the integration of public art into the site. Atrium Suspended Public Artwork: This is an opportunity for an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install a suspended artwork within the "meeter/greeter" lobby of the FIS facility. Glass Partition Wall Public Art Project: This is an opportunity for an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install an art glass treatment within an approximately 270' x 13' partition wall along the south edge of the baggage claim hall of the FIS facility. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. (PST) Lauren Lockhart  

The Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance is making a call for artists for submissions loosely-based on the collective themes of two consecutive plays at North Coast Repertory Theater in Solana Beach CRT, The Illusion (celebrates the magic nature of with this tale of passion, regret, and love) and Travels With My Aunt (shaking up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew buried within his gray flannel soul.) There is lots of scope for creativity between these two plays. For more info: Katie Sanderson  760-435-3721

The Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego (JFGSSD) in Balboa Park is making a call for artists and curators and encourages interested artists/groups/organizations to apply for their exhibitions program Exhibit spaces are made available, in accordance with their Guidelines, to diverse individuals, groups, and organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. All media is eligible for consideration. Applicants do not need to be of Japanese descent and are not restricted to Japanese or Japanese style collections. For more Info: Emiko Scudder 619.232.2721

MUSEUMS

February is Museum Month : Presented by Macy's, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at over 40 museums in our region for the all of February. Pick up your passes at any Macy’s and go to theSD Museum Council for more info.  

California Center for the Arts Escondido Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West right now until Feb 26 but hubcaps are coming in April. Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art

Mingei International Museum Thirty knotted fiber necklaces and bracelets are on view by Sandy Swirnoff until Jun 4.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has closed it La Jolla branch for a re-build but Artist's Perspective series at the local luxury cinema and dining venue, The LOT is continuing. In January, the casual and engaging lecture series featured acclaimed artist Los Angeles-based Kori Newkirk.

Susan Street Fine Art in Solana Beach has been working with Kathryn Kanjo, the new director of The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Joan Jacobs to put together a major collection of 300 art works for the new UCSD Jacobs Medical Center. We were delighted to see that the art of Matt Devine and Kim MacConnel are included.It does seem like there is money for art in San Diego and it is time for the formation of a Friends of the University Art Gallery at UCSD to assure that the art gallery survives with the establishment of an endowment for the arts.

Museum of Photographic Art   From photographer Lynda Koolish's book African American Writers: Portraits and Visions, the pop-up exhibition Portraits of Vision from Feb. 21 - March 9, 2017.  

New Children’s Museum Register today for February’s Eat Better Art, Treat Your Valentine, where you’ll create seasonal dishes and a simple art activity to take home!

John Dillemuth: Contraptions And Go-mo(s) at Oceanside Museum Of Art(704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 92054) opening on Feb 4 and runs to July 23 with an opening reception on March 25. Curated by Vallo Riberto, assemblages, contraptions, vehicles, and paintings combine to create an installation that references the real and imaginary. Also note: Michelle Montjoy’s show Rope opens at the say time on March 25. For more info: Collette Stefanko 760.435.3720

A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London's most celebrated detective needs your help to find out "whodunit"! Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery opens Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Rubin H. Fleet Science Center. This immersive, entertaining and clever murder-mystery will test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. You will need your thinking cap to solve this baffling thriller.

The San Diego Museum of Art Contemporary Arts Committee, the support group of the SDMA is holding a Plein Air art Home Tour on Sat. March 18 from 10 am to noon. Visit to the Craftsman home and studio of artist Mark Fehlman with his personal collection of notable California plein air artists.  Fehlman, the recipient of numerous awards, will share some of his studio techniques. In close proximity is the historically-designated Craftsman home of Wendy Nash with an extensive collection of Fehlman's work.  In the garden, they will visit with 2015 San Diego Art Prize winner Kevin Inman.  Inman's current work focuses on small landscapes and cityscapes.  Coffee and treats will be provided.CAC Members $50 and Non-CAC Members $60. To RSVP for the tour:  click  here

Lynda Koolish: Portraits of Activism starts Feb 3 at Women’s History Museum and Education Center

TRANSITIONS

Gustaf Rooth is closing down his gallery space, but we are happy to report his marriage to Daphne Hill so we know he will always be connected to the arts with her encouragement and will wait to see what his next venture will be.

Vincent Kitch left Carlsbad quite awhile ago, but we are just hearing of the arrival from Arizona of Richard Schultz who takes his place as the new Cultural Arts Manager. He arrives in February and we are so happy that this position has been filled.

Vista High School was one of 10 high schools in the US awarded $10 million over a 5-year period to implement their vision of a XQ Super School. Kim Richards (known for her work on STEAM and KDPR) has joined an incredible team at Digital Promise, Vista’s partner in the project, and with be leading communications, marketing and partnerships for the XQ Vista High project. Take a look at xqsuperschool.org and digitalpromise.org for more information. This is a very exciting development in Vista and the eyes of the nation will be on this and the other 9 schools.

TIDBITS

You have got to laugh over this dispute about the pinkest pink paint between Stuart Semple and Anish Kapoor published in Blouin Arts. We loved all those pink pussy hats at the Women's March. We understand no pink yarn was available on the east coast last week.

Auction sales are way down from $996 million in 2015 to about $544 million in 2016, but this is just for the top ten lots sold. Highest amount paid for one lot was about $81.5 million in 2016 for the Monet’s “Meule” as opposed to $179.4 in 2015 for Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger.

Here is the story about Congress Taking That Anti-Police Painting Down from Buzz Feed News.

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February, 2017

“ Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”  Twyla Tharp


The Fallbrook Art Center is now showingWorld of Watercolor & Beyond, their 8th Annual International Signature American Watermedia Exhibition and they sold a Dean Mitchell painting calledHazel Maefor $18,500 and approx. $40,000 worth of art sold during the show. This work also won the $1500 best of show award. A total of $10,000 was given out in awards and there is still time until March 19 to vote for the public award of $250. Click here for list of participating artists and more about the show

March 20–21, 2017 is Arts Advocacy Day and we are celebrating it with a banner on the home page of SDVAN. Each year, arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC for the annual Arts Advocacy Day. This effort brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts. Empowering Advocacy by Patricia Frischer, coordinator of SDVAN.

Save the date for the closing reception of The Before Show: Patricia Frischer Closing VIP reception Sat. March 11 from 6 to 9 pm at Symbologist Gallery (2060 Logan Ave unit C, SD 92113 in Barrio Logan) during Chicano Park gallery crawl night The exhibitionruns from Feb 11 to March 15, 2017 More info: Kaarin Vaughan 619-693-5004. The Before Show: Patricia Frischer at Symbologist Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer  

North County Arts Network Quarterly Meeting is titled Performing Arts Five on Five: Innovative Happenings in the Arts and happens on Wed, March 29th from 6 to 9 pm at New Village Arts (2787 State St. #B, Carlsbad, CA 92008)  

Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door are pleased to introduce the artistry of emerging artist Mikaela McLeigh at the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy to held on April 29 and 30. Mikaela was selected as this year’s awardee for The Business of Art scholarship which includes a booth at the prestigious art festival, professional development throughout 2017, and an impressive marketing package. Over 30 artists applied for this year’s opportunity.

In the months since the passing of David Antin, his son, Blaise Antin, has established a graduate prize fund to honor David's extraordinary service to UC San Diego and his lasting legacy in the Department of Visual Arts. As a poet, critic, artist and teacher, David Antin played a seminal role in establishing the reputation for cutting edge art in the graduate program he helped to found.  The David Antin Endowed Prize for Excellence in MFA Visual Arts Fund will bestow the prize on the student who best demonstrates the originality, creativity and multi-disciplinarity as artists or writers in the field of art criticism for which David Antin is held is such esteem

Madison Gallery's first Artist in Residence Program featuring New York artist James Austin Murray started in February. They invite collectors for studio visits to personally meet the artist and select artworks. Murray will be creating an exclusive collection at his upcoming September solo exhibition Light On Black.

The Ilan-Lael Foundation and Pacific Rim Park will host Gateway Conversations, a three day event exploring the role of art in international relations from April 28-30 in various locations around San Diego and Tijuana. Special guests will include Mayor Kevin Faulconer, world renowned artist James Hubbell and keynote speaker, Kathleen Stephens, Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, Former US Department of State, US Embassy Seoul South Korea.

The SD Regional Arts and Culture Coalition reports that 7 of 9 San Diego City Council Members Included "Arts & Culture" in their FY18 Budget Priority Memos which means they are encouraging the Mayor to draft a City budget that includes a flat or increased budget for the Commission for Arts & Culture next fiscal year.   


ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

William T. Cannon Gallery 2017 Juried Biennial Exhibition Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
John Dillemuth: Gomos and Contraptions at Oceanside Museum Of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Impressions: African American Artists, Connections to African Art San Diego Mesa Gallery Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
The Before Show: Patricia Frischer at Symbologist Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Local Artist awarded the business of art scholarship – to be featured at 2017 Mission Federal Artwalk Art Guide San Diego by Brian Baxter

County Wide Reports

Culture Report: Trinket Shops Get Some Artsy Neighbors in Old Town Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Local Leaders Can Learn From Cities That Prioritize Artists Voice of San Diego by Justin Navalle
San Diego Art Institute encourages dialogue with inaugural AMT Festival Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha
Dimensions at MCASD downtown presents a wide range of viewpoints Union Tribune by Martina Schimitschek
Surfing Madonna donates $30,000 to Pacific View project Encinitas Advocate by Brittany Woolsey
Italian artist Siro Cugusi speaks 'visual language' at Lux Union Tribune by Catherine Gaugh
The Fleet's new Sherlock Holmes exhibit holds the clue to big fun Union Tribune by Karla Peterson
Surfing Madonna group to offer peek at new mosaic Union Tribune by Barbara Henry
Culture Report: History Center Tackles a Present-Day Lightning Rod Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Culture Report: Trinket Shops Get Some Artsy Neighbors in Old Town Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
David Antin's Words Live On: Hundreds pay tribute to local poet at The Getty Center La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
First AMT Fest in San Diego kicks off art and science collaborations
La Jolla Light Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Q: What does San Diego’s art scene need to thrive? City Beat by Seth Combs
Surprise! It’s art in a box! City Beat by Matt Baldwin
Will a massive “Statue of Responsibility” soon grace the San Diego skyline? City Beat by Mathew Foresta
San Diego Space 4 Art moving in, local artists moving out City Beat by Seth Combs
To see or not to see: Weathering the Storm: Trauma Beneath the Surface City Beat by Seth Combs

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is looking for a Programs & Events Manager responsible for the planning and execution of the museum’s programs and special events, and assisting with the coordination of educational programming. This includes exhibition receptions, school visits, artist demonstrations, lectures, programming for extended museum hours, and signature fundraising events such as The Museum Ball and Art After Dark, among others. This position requires some weekend and evening hours. For more information, please contact jobs@oma-online.org 760-435-3730.

California Center for the Arts Escondido is looking for a Programs Manager responsible for the planning and execution of the museum’s programs. Contact Leah Goodwin.

Front Porch Gallery is looking for fine art/craft on consignment for the retail side of their gallery. Glass, ceramic, paper, mixed media, assemblage, etc. are acceptable mediums. Commission to artist is 60%. To apply, email 5-10 images for consideration to Julie Weaverlnig 760-795-6120

Would you like to participate in San Diego's largest annual showcase of visual and performing arts? Sign up to volunteer at the 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk. They offer about 250 volunteers the opportunity to get involved on event days, this year taking place April 29 & April 30, with a few positions during the month of April. As a Mission Federal ArtWalk volunteer, you receive the official 2017 T-shirt and may participate in a "volunteers-only" raffle of great artwork and prizes, donated by our artists and sponsors. Minimum age to volunteer is 16 years. Access their online volunteer registration system here

Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA ), in partnership with the City of Encinitas Arts Division, will celebrate Passport to the Silk Road : An Evening of Time Travel as we embrace the exotic and diversified cultures of Xi"an to Constantinople on Saturday, May 13, 2017, 6-10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. In keeping with the mission to celebrate diversity through arts and culture, this event will foster an appreciation of cultures of China, India, Iran, Turkey, and other countries along the old Silk Road. 100% of funds raised at this event will be allocated to arts programing and education in Encinitas. They are making a call for volunteers you will get to enjoy the show and a light dinner for 2-3 hours of work. Sign up now and save the date.

Local artist Sandra Dodd conducts adult art classes for beginners at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library. The sessions are complimentary and all materials will be supplied. Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning March 29, 2016, 5 pm to 6 pm.

MUSEUMS 

California Center for the Arts Escondido is looking for a Programs Manager responsible for the planning and execution of the museum’s programs.

Mingei International Museum Thirty knotted fiber necklaces and bracelets are on view by Sandy Swirnoff until Jun 4.

New Children’s Museum presents Make/Shift, an indoor play space that builds on the age-old concept that children enjoy playing with the box as much as the gift that came in it is now open. The 1,200 square foot installation consists of a collection of custom-made plywood furniture, fabric, cardboard boxes, ropes and other loose parts that can be shifted and remade by children and adults in infinite ways.

John Dillemuth: Contraptions And Go-mo(s) at Oceanside Museum Of Art(704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 92054) opening on Feb 4 and runs to July 23 with an opening reception on March 25. Curated by Vallo Riberto, assemblages, contraptions, vehicles, and paintings combine to create an installation that references the real and imaginary. Also note: Michelle Montjoy’s show Rope opens at the say time on March 25. For more info: Collette Stefanko 760.435.3720

A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London's most celebrated detective needs your help to find out "whodunit"! Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery opens Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Rubin H. Fleet Science Center. This immersive, entertaining and clever murder-mystery will test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. You will need your thinking cap to solve this baffling thriller.

The San Diego Museum of Art Contemporary Arts Committee, the support group of the SDMA is holding a Plein Air art Home Tour on Sat. March 18 from 10 am to noon. Visit to the Craftsman home and studio of artist Mark Fehlman with his personal collection of notable California plein air artists.  Fehlman, the recipient of numerous awards, will share some of his studio techniques. In close proximity is the historically-designated Craftsman home of Wendy Nash with an extensive collection of Fehlman's work.  In the garden, they will visit with 2015 San Diego Art Prize winner Kevin Inman.  Inman's current work focuses on small landscapes and cityscapes.  Coffee and treats will be provided.CAC Members $50 and Non-CAC Members $60. To RSVP for the tour:  click  here

TRANSITIONS

Naimeh Tahna Woodward has stepped down from the Encinitas Art Commission to make way for new talent but she remains the driving force behind the Encinitas Friends of the Arts. Watch for their next Passport to the Silk Road onSaturday May 13 from 6 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center.

California Arts Council announces planned departure of director Craig Watson who led California’s state arts agency through five year renaissance, accomplishments include 5x increase in funding. There will be a national search for a new director and Watson will return to south California. Let’s hope he can continue to help us in our struggles to get more aid for the county of San Diego.

Fusion Glass has a new name addition. There art workshops and classes are branded under the name Idea Field.

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is moving to a smaller location showroom located on 608 Prospect St. Suite A, in La Jolla which is closer to MOCASD. 

 Matthew J. Mahoney was one of San Diego Art Institute’s first artists-in-residence and we were saddened to hear of his passing. San Diego Art Institute has set up the  Matthew J. Mahoney Artist-in-Residence Program to continue to help the careers of emerging and mid-career artists as they explore, experiment and create new work. These tax deductible donations can be made at: https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/b6lpz52e63i

The good news is that Space 4 Art may be staying in its space for four more years while it finances and build out its new space. The bad news is that they did not realize that the compromise of space might have results some artists being given notice in another part of the building. Let’s hope they can all work this out.

TIDBITS

ArtFinder is pointing out gender inequality and what they are doing to support women's art! We are pleased to announce that over half of the emerging artist in our next New Contemporaries show are WOMEN!

We are very much in favor of Design Thinking in which many possible solutions are generated after research and brainstorming before anything is tested. John Eger discussed this in the Huffington Post: Design Thinking Takes Center Stage

Earlier this month, two Trump transition team advisors are recommending elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We are supporting a petition signed by 100,000 Arts Action Fund members which can be found here. For more information about supporting Americans for the Arts here is a link to a few FAQs from questions the staff has already fielded. Please sign the petition as we are better coming together to make sure the arts are supported.

Two thousand and seventeen marks the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, the father of modern sculpture so watch for art museums around the world that are mounting special exhibitions and installations to celebrate including the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

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RAW March 2017

“Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.” Philip Guston


Embrace exotic and diverse cultures from Xi'an to Constantimople at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat May 13 from 5 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). The Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to a light dinner, dancing and entertainment: Master of Persian Music Reza Mahini and Del ava Ensamble, Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, Gulistan Dance Theater, Silk Road photographs of Marla Mossman. $40 EFA members, $45 general, $50 event+join,$50 at the door – event always sells out! Henna art and wine for purchase at Silk and Spice Bazaar

Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door are pleased to introduce the artistry of emerging artist Mikaela McLeigh at the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy to held on April 29 and 30. Mikaela was selected as this year’s awardee for The Business of Art scholarship which includes a booth at the prestigious art festival, professional development throughout 2017, and an impressive marketing package. Over 30 artists applied for this year’s opportunity. We are featuring Mikaela on the banner on our home page this month.

We are happy to announce the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Nominated Artists: Miriam Gabriela Garcia Aguirre, Cathy Breslaw, Ashley Fenderson, Carrie Anne Hudson, Rizzhel Mae Javier, Adrienne Joy, Alexander Kohnke, Pablo Llana, Michelle Montjoy, Julio M. Romero, Brittany Segal, Rebecca Louise Webb, and Oslyn Whizar These artists will be showing at  basileIE + CMCuratorial from Sat June 3 to August 5, 2017 with an opening Reception:  Sat June 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm during the Open Barrio Logan Art Crawl, Also July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm. The Closing Reception and announcement of Art Prize recipients, Sat. Aug 5, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm. basileIE + CMCuratorial (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino  cm@cmartino.com  858.361.9052  

North County Arts Network Quarterly Meeting  is titled Performing Arts Five on Five: Innovative Happenings in the Arts and happens is on Wed, March 29th from 6 to 9 pm at New Village Arts hosted by Alex Goodman (2787 State St. #B, Carlsbad, CA 92008). Participants include Judy Bauerlein, California State University San Marcos, Kristen Fogle, Writers, Ink, Justin Hudnall, So Say We All, Soroya Rowley, Circle Circle Dot Dot, and Carolyn Grant, Museum of Making Music.

In August, the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture and Economic Development Department launched The Nonprofit Academy in partnership with the University of San Diego’s Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research. This was to encourage new arts organizations to apply for TOT funding which the commission administers. Larry Baza (chairman) and Dana Springs (ED) have worked hard to simplify this process ( the new application is only 6 pages long) and in March they held the Academy for education about the funding for the year and also the public panels will be sitting to determine who gets the funding from last year’s applications. Fifteen new organizations applied but 15 old ones dropped out. You can read more about this new process with links to more information: Culture Report: The City’s Changing Up How it Funds Arts and Culture Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan  

Friends of Oceanside Arts is the new fiscal agent for the once monthly but now quarterly Oceanside Art Walk. It has been renamed the Four Season Art Walk. PLUS the First Friday Art Walk will continue and also be part of the new two day quarterly event.

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery is proud to present FOBIA, a participatory project with internationally acclaimed artist Shinpei Takeda (one of the 2016 SD Art Prize recipients.) FOBIA will invite attendees to sit with Takeda inside a tent, hand woven by the artist inside the gallery. Takeda will have “one on one consultations where guests will be invited to divulge their deepest fears, phobias and anxieties.” On April 06 starting at 4:30pm there is a reception and lecture by the Takeda.


ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

Making Communities: Art and the Border at UCSD Art Gallery Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
Intergalactic Dreaming Exhibition Opens at San Diego International Airport Picked RAW Ripe
SD Art Prize artist: Shinpei Takeda has become an international artistic force SD City Beat by Seth Combs
Michelle Montjoy at OMA Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Passing on a legacy A+Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

Random Public Spaces Are San Diego’s Hottest New Galler Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
The Most Memorable Acts of Protest Art at the Border Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Craig Watson Helped Shape a New Model for The California Arts Council Huffington Post by John Eger
The Promise of World Art and Culture Huffington Post by John Eger
Culturecast: Revisiting Balboa Park’s ‘Fruit Loop’ Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Culture Report: The City’s Changing Up How it Funds Arts and Culture Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
‘A Hopeful Tale of What San Diego Might Become’ Voice of San Diego by Clifford Deaton
Culture Report: Meth Addiction Takes Center Stage Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Female artists come together for Ni Solo Mujeres SD City Beat by Seth Combs
San Diego History Center exhibit explores work, lives of Jewish artists SD Union Tribune by Roxana Popescu
Exhibit opens at Civic Center Library Coast News by Promise Yee
UCSD is Not a Polytechnic University The Triton by Ashley Awe
Public art controversy surfaces in Solana Beach SD Union Tribune by Phil Diehl
Oceanside holds first Four Seasons Art Walk this weekend Coast News by Promise Yee
Comic-Con Museum to open in Balboa Park SD Union Tribune by Roger Showley
San Diego Art Institute's Ginger Porcella leaving for Tucson museum Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha
Culture Report: We Reap What They Sew Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Even in a Space for Cash-Strapped Arts Groups, the Rent Is Too Damn High Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

Front Porch Gallery , a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad will be holding its annual juried exhibition and invites artists to participate. This is an open exhibition with no specific theme. They are looking for all expressions across mediums. Open to all artists18 years of age and older living or working in San Diego County with a showing from July 16 – September 9, 2017 Opening Reception with live music and hors d’oeuvres: Submission deadline: June 13, 2017. AWARDS 1st: $350 (winning image will be used as the cover image for the next year’s postcard), 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100, $35 each for 3 Honorable. Jurors are Steven Nossan, Gallery Director Julie Weaverling, Assistant Gallery Director. More info: 760-795-6120.

If you are looking for craft supplies there is a big liquidation sale in a 7000 foot warehouse in Barrio Logan
Party Hats on Etsy at fabulouspartyhats is closing down and you can contact Stephen Markowitz 619.239.7700 at 2109 Newton Ave, SD 92113 and see what you might like to add to your collection.

21st Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park will feature The Studio DoorGallery in the Streets Exhibition on May 20, 2017 11 AM - 10 PM. This is an open call for artist for one work under $500. There is a $15 submission fee. More info from the juror Patric Stillman, Founder and Director of The Studio Door 619-255-4920

Lux Art Institute has an opening for an Education Director to oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations for the Lux Education Pavilion. More info: info@luxartinstitute.org  760-436-6611

We understand that the SDAI will be doing a national seach for a new director. Watch this space for details.

MUSEUMS 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego one of 30 finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 23 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.  

New Children’s Museum Take a trip under the sea to a world of creatures created by YOU! Sketch Aquarium uses the best in 21st century technology to create a beautiful, engaging art and science experience for all ages. This immersive art piece by Japanese artist collective, teamLab, will be opening soon.

Starting Sunday, March 12, Oceanside Museum of Art is having new hour and Thursday and Friday are open late: 11 am to 8 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 11 am–5 pm, Sunday 12–5 pm. Don’t miss John Dillemuth: Gomos and Contraptions at Oceanside Museum Of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer . Michelle Montjoy showing River is funded by a grant from the Creative Catalyst Fund of The San Diego Foundation. Montjoy is also the current artist in residence at Art Produce Gallery & Garden in North Park and is one of the 13 emerging artists (10 of which are women) nominated for the SD Art Prize. Her work will be shown at   at  basileIE + CMCuratorial from Sat June 3 to Aug 5. Her show at OMA is showing until July 9th. Michelle Montjoy at OMA Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get at The San Diego Museum of Art is the renowned British artist's first major museum exhibition in the United States. Winner of the Turner Prize in 1987 and the subject of a survey at Tate Britain in 2014, Deacon has been exhibited frequently internationally and remains a pioneering figure in the field of contemporary sculpture. Don’t miss this show and watch for a report next month.

TRANSITIONS

San Diego Art Institute's Ginger Porcella leaving for Tucson museum (Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha) it was announced by the SDAI board in March. They will do a nation wide search for a new director. Porcella was able to put the SDAI in the black and get massive PR for the institute with new programming.

“San Diego Comic-Con International will open a museum of popular culture in Balboa Park under an agreement by the San Diego Hall of Champions and its Breitbard Hall of Fame. The new museum would likely open no earlier than 2018, since the sports museum has nine months to vacate the building, north of the Air & Space Museum.” Read the whole article: Comic-Con Museum to open in Balboa Park SD Union Tribune by Roger Showley

We are so sad to see the closing of Rhino Arts supply store in Encinitas. They close their doors on March 31 claiming death by a thousand cuts.

Merry Lampinen  is the new Programs & Events Manager at Oceanside Museum of Art(OMA) responsible for the planning and execution of the museum’s programs and special events, and assisting with the coordination of educational programming. This includes exhibition receptions, school visits, artist demonstrations, lectures, programming for extended museum hours, and signature fundraising events such as The Museum Ball and Art After Dark, among others.

TIDBITS

This note came in from Senator Diane Feinstein: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced S. 2648 on March 8, 2016.  Among other provisions, this legislation would have allowed tax deductions for the fair market value of charitable artistic contributions, directed the Small Business Administration to develop additional assistance for artist-owned businesses, and required the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure artists are eligible for disaster assistance.  S. 2648 did not receive a vote before the 114th Congress ended.  It will need to be reintroduced in the current Congress and Ms. Feinstein confirms she will continue to support that bill.

California’s Art and Culture Districts : Deadline is an article by John Eger about the new cultural district designations. If you can’t apply this year…then maybe next year. Alan Ziter at the NTC Foundation is confident that Liberty Station will be selected as one of the 15 disignated cultural arts centers in this first round. Escondido and Encinitas are 2 cites working tirelessly to get his designation.

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April 2017

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Marla Mossman is coming to San Diego and will be displaying work at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat. May 13. She is holding a Marla Mossman photography workshopsArt of Seeing Through the Lensin San Diego’sChicano Park - Thursday, May 11 - 4:00pm - 7pm. E xplore the fascinating culture of San Diego: Barrio Logan, and the vibrant murals in the historic Chicano Park. Participants learn the tips of successful street, portrait, environmental, photography. With over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer, Marla Mossman instructs on how to shoot strategically, getting more interesting photos and participants will come away with a foundation to improve photographs in the future, whether for work and or pleasure. All Levels from beginner to advanced for $99.99/person/group session with a portion of the proceeds from this class benefiting The Encinitas Friends of the Arts for their Public Art and Art Education programs. Book to info@marla.net or 212 722 7039 

Embrace exotic and diverse cultures from Xi'an to Constantimople at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat May 13 from 5 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). The Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to a light dinner, dancing and entertainment: Master of Persian Music Reza Mahini and Del ava Ensamble, Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, Gulistan Dance Theater, Silk Road photographs of Marla Mossman. $40 EFA members, $45 general, $50 event+join,$50 at the door – event always sells out! Henna art and wine for purchase at Silk and Spice Bazaar.  

The San Diego Visual Arts Network is delighted to announce the artists recipients of theSan Diego Art Prize 2016 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037 ) in an exhbition called Displacement | Replacement running from May 13- June 10, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30-8:30PM. The show will feature Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda and Richard Keely with emerging artist William Feeney. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Professor at San Diego State University and Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte , Jim Ruland, writer, Neil Kendricks, are posted in the SD Art Prize Catalog 2016.

Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door are pleased to introduce the artistry of emerging artist Mikaela McLeigh at the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy to held on April 29 and 30. Mikaela was selected as this year’s awardee for The Business of Art scholarship which includes a booth at the prestigious art festival, professional development throughout 2017, and an impressive marketing package. Over 30 artists applied for this year’s opportunity. We are featuring Mikaela on the banner on our home page this month.

It was extremely disappointing to hear of the proposed cuts to arts in culture in the city of San Diego. San Diego has long been a national leader in its commitment to public funding of the arts, however, the Mayor's recommendation to cut arts and culture by $4.7 million is over a 31% cut to the Commission for Arts and Culture. Compared to other city departments this is a disproportionate cut and is unfair. Please protest these suggested cuts by writing to your councilman if you live in the city of San Diego.

The Encinitas Commission for the Arts selected Irene Abraham for a design for the new retaining wall which is part of the major railway improvement scheme in Cardiff by the Sea. She will present her design by May 1 st the commission will then approve it and the entire council will then have to approve it. SANDAD was involved in the initial selection process..


ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

Timkin Museum and the San Diego Symphony Team Up with Witness to War Exhibition Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
What You See Is What You Get: Sculptor Richard Deacon Reveals Materials and Process Picked RAW Peeled by Cathy Breslaw
Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Performing Arts Five on Five: Innovative Happenings in the Arts: NCAN at New Village Arts Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

Las Comadres Collective Reassessed: Women Artists, Scholars and Activists Talk About Four Life-Changing Years Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
Off with the new, on with the old A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

Nurturing A World Community: The Power of the Arts Huffington Post by John Eger
Double-track project to add artistic flourish to Cardiff Union Tribune by Barbara Henry
 Southeastern San Diego Gets Some Stage Time Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Liberty Station's arts district, a space created for culture, celebrates 10th anniversary Union Tribune by Roxana Popescu
LOS FOUR Meets LOS 40 at La Bodega Gallery YEW by  Chris Cantore
Art Beat: April Gallery And Exhibit Openings Pacific San Diego Magazine by Lisa Deaderick
Arts Alive Banners adorn North Coast Highway 101 The Coast News by Aaron Burgin
To See or Not to See: UCSD Open Studios 2017 City Beat by Seth Combs
Local curator irked by trendy border art shows City Beat by Seth Combs
Culture Report: San Diego’s Art and Science Scenes Are Starting to Collaborate Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag North Coast Current
Culture Report: An Artistic Take on the Homeless Conversation Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Proposed Holocaust memorial rejected for San Diego's Embarcadero Union Tribune by John Wilkens
First Person: Artist Shinpei Takeda Explores ‘Fobias’ In Latest Exhibit KPBS by Brooke Ruth
'No Border Wall' mural unveiled at Chicano Park ABC Channel 10 News by Jessica Chen
Neighborhood Watch: Barrio Logan City Beat by Torrey Bailey
Oceanside Looks To A More Colorful Future With Murals Initiative KPBS by Alison St John
One Wall At A Time: Murals Transform San Diego’s Lincoln Park KPBS by Ebone Monet
Local curator irked by trendy art shows City Beat by Seth Combs
Should parents bring their kids to art shows? City Beat by Seth Combs
To See or Not to See: May-ling Martinez City Beat by Seth Combs
A pig is still a pig and a wall is still a wall City Beat by Seth Combs
At Lux, artist’s bell-based sculptures address environmental changes Union Tribune by Maya Krouth
Culture Report: Gallery Owner Makes a Case for Pay-to-Play Art Shows Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Chicano Park's new mural has fans, detractors Union Tribune by Kate Morrissey
Congressional art competition entries on display at Liberty Station Union Tribune by Karla Peterson
SPACE TIME screens APPLE PIE at Bread & Salt City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
So long, Ginger Shulick Porcella City Beat by Seth Combs
Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag Foundation North Coast Current
National Academy of Science Examines Role of Liberal Arts in STEM Huffington Post by John Eger

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

If you are available on May 13 then the Figment Project invites you to submit a proposal to a participatory art event called FIGMENT at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan. For more info: 619-237-9042 Nicole Hickman  

Mission Trails Regional Park (One Junipero Serra Trail, SD 92119) is making its annual call for artist for 2018. If you are interested, please contact Vicki DeLong at 619.286.1361 and/or email her for a prospectus. vbde@cox.net

The Veterans Art Project is seeking funding proposals from colleges, artists, and community centers who work, or wish to work, with Veterans their spouses and their families. A total of $78,000.00 will be awarded to the projects that best engage Veterans in arts education in the context of their communities. Proposal submissions are due by June 1 for projects taking place Fall, 2017 and Spring, 2018.See the Full Criteria for Submission and Guidelines here. 

MUSEUMS 

California Center for the Arts Escondido Reuse Recreate Reimagine   will be on view in conjunction with   Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art  thus devoting the entire museum to art made of recycled materials. The exhibition celebrates the trans-formative nature of art in the most physical sense and is on until May 28.

Mingei International Museum Sandy Swirnoff’s Knotted Fiber Jewelry is on view until June 4. She began creating knotted fiber jewelry in the early 1990s. Working with antique glass shards from the famed companies of Peynaud, Daum, Galle and Tiffany, she creates unique works of art that merge the old with the new. Swirnoff builds a custom beaded bezel and mount for each irregularly shaped glass piece and combines it with various beads including glass seed beads, vintage and Czech glass beads, freshwater pearls, Carnelian, Serpentine, amber and turquoise. Her knotting process, a form of macramé, is spontaneous and her designs are free form. This exhibition will feature approximately 30 necklaces and bracelets that reveal the artist’s passion for nature, color, and texture.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) in collaboration with the University of California San Diego Department of Visual Arts presents A Step Away: Artists from the MFA Program at UC San Diego, an exhibition featuring work by eleven graduating artists. A Step Away opens at the Museum's popular and free monthly program, Downtown at Sundown, held on Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 PM. The exhibition will remain on view at MCASD's Downtown location through May 29.

Museum of Photographic Art last days to see India and the Picturesque. Selected from the Museum of Photographic Arts’ collection of 150 19th century images of India, this exhibition highlights the rich photographic legacy that was created over two decades from 1860–1880. With images made by Samuel Bourne, John Edward Saché, Edmund David Lyon, Indian photographer Nathulall, and others, the people, places, and landscapes of India were brought to life for viewers of the day. 

New Children’s Museum has launchedSketch Aquariumin partnership with Tokyo-based teamLAB. Visitors are able to design a sea creature, scan it in and watch it swimming and interacting within minutes in the 20’ x 10’ touch screen wall-sized digital aquarium.  Visitors can virtually feed the fish or direct them throughout the aquarium. “Sketch Aquarium allows children to express their creativity in an open and highly collaborative environment,” said Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Museum Director. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FSeaDGg4i3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>  

Oceanside Museum of Art ‘s highly anticipated annual gala is taking glitz and glam to a new level at The Museum Ball: Puttin' On The Ritz on July 22. Attendees will enjoy an elegant and captivating evening of dining and dancing under the stars. The night commences with a sunset champagne toast on the expansive Biogen-Idec museum terrace before party-goers proceed to the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza where cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an al fresco dinner and live auction.  

The San Diego Museum of Art will continue to show Richard Deacon until July 25 so make sure and catch it if you go to Arts Alive, the annual floral displayed themed to images in the museum from April 28-30

TRANSITIONS

Stop the world we want to get off. Can everyone just stay where they are and in good health for a month or two and give transitions a rest, please.

TIDBITS

From Feb 25 through April 30, 2017, the Coachella Valley Desert X and its desert landscape has become the canvas for a curated exhibition of site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects will amplify and articulate global and local issues that may range from climate change to starry skies, from tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming, and golf. The art works, in various indoor and outdoor locations, will be available free and will offer visitors a way to see the valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists' creativity and work. We are especially excited to see Lita Albuquerque at Sunnylands.

Tom Sergott at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance is on a roll. This year he is at Art Market San Francisco 2017 in April and Context New York 2017 in May and has already exhibited at Art Palm Springs 2017 and LA Art Show 2017. Way to go, Tom. Artist who want wider notice of their work should take note.

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RAW May 2017

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams


This is a hand carved wooden female sperm whale by William Feeny and part of the San Diego Art Prize 2016 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. You can see the fearsome teeth of this predator but look more closely and from profile and then from underneath you see human female breasts. Then what you thought was some sort of hair, are actually harpoons scaled to size. Feeney was inspired by the Moby Dick tale. He titled this work 2016 and says it represents the political will of women, fiercely swimming forward no matter has much it is attacked. We take off our pink pussy hats to William Feeney. This show continues until Sat. June 10th and features Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda and Richard Keely. See and read more from the SD Art Prize Catalog 2016.

You don’t want to miss the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize  Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorialwhich opens on  Sat June 10 from 6 to 9 pm. You can vote again for your favorite artist who will receive an extra cash prize. The artists are showing until Sat. August 5, when there is a closing reception and announcement of Art Prize emerging artists recipients from 4 to 6 pm (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com 858.361.9052  New Contemporaries 2017 Catalog  

The Big Exchange is organized by the SD Museum Council and if you are a member of one of the participating museums, you can get into 29 other institution for free until May 31.

City of SD mayor has put forward   huge cuts to arts funding and lots of art organizations including SDVAN are protesting. Click the link and add your voice. Originally the cuts were $4.7 million to the city’s Commission for Arts & Culture. The final sum cut is $2.3 million which leaves a budget of only $24 million just one hundred thousand less than half.

ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

Desert X: a close by way to see large scale art A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Reuse Recreate Reimagine, Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art at CCAE
Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Cultural Districts: OMA and Barrio Logan plus Passport to the Silk Road
Picked RAW and Ripe by Patricia Frischer
SDVAN project SD Art Prize at the Athenaeum
Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

Culture Report: Building Art, Not Walls Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Local arts and culture groups have the budget blues City Beat by Seth Combs
San Diego Museum of Art 'unlocks' vault in new exhibit Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha
Business Owners Turn Graffiti Into Murals in Paradise Hills NBC 7 By Monica Garske
Culture Report: Tidelands Turned Community Stage Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Recycled art exhibits shine at California Center for the Arts La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Bad news looks good in La Jolla Historical Society’s Climate Change show La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Botero exhibit at Tijuana Cultural Center Union Tribune by Sandra Dibble
A “World Without Walls” Doesn’t Look Promising Huffington Post by John Eger
Persian Music and Peace Caravan featured at Passport to the Silk Road SD Union Tribune by Linda McIntosh
Salk Scientists’ Latest Experiment Is Collaborating With Artists Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
The Most Devastating Cuts in the History of Our City to Arts and Culture Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
GRRRL Art Collective aims to unite women artists City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Allison Manch threads the needle City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Mothers of invention City Beat by Seth Combs
Interesting Side Effects of Artificial Intelligence Huffington Post by John Eger

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

The Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego in Balboa Park is making a general call for artist for 2017 to 2010. If you are interested in showing in their space contact Emiko Scudder  619.232.2721

 Museum of Photographic Art i s making a Call for Entries for their 12th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition.

The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance is hiring a program administrator to help launch the former Pacific View school site into its new incarnation as a center for arts, culture and ecology.

MUSEUMS 

Join guest Curator and artist Debby Kline along with artists; Vandegraaff  Gearheardt, Becky Guttin, Larry Kline, Cheryl Nickel, and Roberto Salas, to learn how they were moved to create the artwork in Reuse Recreate Reimagine on May 28 at 2 pm at California Center for the Arts Escondido. Using antiques, crutches, Perrier cans, huaraches, and car radiators, the artists were inspired to re-purpose these items into works of art

At Mingei International Museum, Sandy Swirnoff continues to show knotted fiber jewelry until June 4.  

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here showing downtown until August 20. 

New Children’s Museum   is excited to welcome Bean Sproutsa nationally-recognized café concept where kids and families participate in a playful eating experience. Bean Sprouts plants its good-for-you cafés inside family destinations to meet rising demand for healthier choices. The American Alliance of Museums Awards Museum for Innovative Art Installation awarded the museum the Special Achievement Award, Exemplary Innovative Practice for The Wonder Sound ,by artist Wes Sam-Bruce. This immersive art installation opened in June 2016.

Exciting news for the fall from the Oceanside Museum of Art when theUndocumenta exhibition opens as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Subverting the title of one of the premiere European art events by referencing the plight of the ‘undocumented,’ this exhibit will focus on artistic production that takes place at the convergence of Latin America and Southern California. It will include artists Maria Teresa Fernandez, Claudia Cano, Dominic Paul Miller, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Omar Pimienta and Teresita Delatorre and is curated by Alessandra Moctezuma. A whole schedule of events is planned including a TJ day trip and panel with Claudia Cano, Omar Pimienta, and Marcos Ramirez ERRE who have all been involved in the SD Art Prize.

The San Diego Museum of Art continues the Richard Deacon exhibition, which has been extended until Sept 4. I saw this piece and wondered how they got it into the museum. Now I know! Lovely exhibition so try to catch it.

Timken Museum of Art Collections in Context: Private Devotions: Italian Paintings and Sculptures from San Diego Collections on view June 22 - August 20. The second exhibition in the Timken’s summer series features more than a dozen magnificent Italian works of art from the 13 th through 17 th centuries. Drawing on the strengths of San Diego private art collections, very few seen on public display, and the newly displayed Timken masterpieces this exhibition showcases objects often used by individual worshipers as part of personal prayers or shown in intimate domestic settings. Click for more information. 

Women’s History Museum and Education Center One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags from June 2 to July 2 explores how women’s lives have shaped the fashion of handbags through a collection of one hundred handbags ranging from the 1850s to the 1950s. Fashion, utility, lifestyle...handbags are intrinsically connected to how women live in modern society.

TRANSITIONS

We are grateful that everyone just stayed where they are and in good health for a month and give transitions a rest. But we see BIG tranisitons in the future.

TIDBITS

The LA Times reports that the NEA and public broadcasting are good for another year. “Congressional leaders rejected the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate money for federal arts programs, providing a small increase as part of a bipartisan spending deal. The spending bill that Congress is expected to vote on this week includes $150 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and an identical sum for the Humanities endowment. In both cases, that's a $2-million increase over last fiscal year.

The new Tate Museum in London will be named after its Russian benefactor…but wait, this is a Russian who moved to the US. The £260 million extension of the Tate Modern, The Switch House, is to be renamed the Blavatnik Building,

If you are craving a bit more Silk Road especially Afghanistan, then take a trip to the Khyber Pass Gallery in Laguna Beach to see a one day show by Diane Stacey. As an extra treat Marcy Llamas Senese is going to read her poems. More info: skylotus@sbcglobal.net

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June 2017

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”. Pablo Picasso


Another new muralMAN, MYTH & MAGIC by Steven Hull is installed by Murals of La Jolla,a project of the Athenaeum at 7509 Girard Avenue.
AND Flash Forward:
North County Arts Network’s roundup of future cultural events at Oceanside Museum of Art on Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 9 am to 11 am. Industry leaders in Visual Arts, Theater, Music, Dance and Spoken Word will make overview presentations in their particularly area of expertise. The emphasis will be on sector directions in 2018 and beyond. Come and learn what the future holds and become part of the intersections in North County between all the arts. There will be updates on the Arts and Economic Summit and a chance to network with colleagues before and after the presentations. This is a free event, but please register now.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite. 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize  Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorialcontinuing until Sat. August 5. You can vote again for your favorite artist who will receive an extra cash prize until Friday Aug 4. This is also Open Barrio Logan Art Crawl, Sat. July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm. There is a closing reception Sat Aug 5 and announcement of Art Prize emerging artists recipients from 4 to 6 pm (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com 858.361.9052  New Contemporaries 2017 Catalog . 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

Don’t Shut Up curated by Linda Litteral produced by FIG (founder Anna Stump) is at City Gallery AH314, San Diego City College (1508 C Street, SD 92101) with an opening reception on July 8 from 5 to 8 pm and a panel discussion July 13 from 6 to 8 pm, and an artist talk on July 20 on 5 to 8 pm. Female-led art and activism focused on raising women’s voices on an assortment of issues is featured. This exhibition includes an activist quilt featuring 40 blocks from all over the United States including San Diego. The opening reception will also feature a political postcard writing station by Lori Lipsman and spoken word performance by poet Stacy Dyson. This event runs until July 26.

Encinitas Flea Market at Pacific View (608 Third Street. Encinitas. CA 92024) - Art, Vintage and Treasures on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM sponsored by Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) with Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA). This is a community event to support the restoration of Pacific View School into a community supported arts, culture and ecology hub. SDVAN has donated three boxes of goodies and all funds raised from the sales of thses specific items will go to the Looking Glass project. All other donation and fees will help EFA and EACEA.

We are happy to report that there is a new display of Sculptures in the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas. This display is curated by Naomi Nussbaum Art and Design and every year it gets better and better. This show has 30 artists and 53 sculptures. Plus the gardens themselves are a delight and this year with all the rain, it is a bumper year for both art and flowers.

Wonderspace is a new model to help artist who do installation and virtual reality art. It is setting up its tent in San Diego from June 2 to July 30. Tickets are $16 to $24 but it sounds like a blast. We are happy to report that Adam Belt (a SD Art Prize recipient) is on of the artist included and this project is planned to go on tour. Wonderspaces: Making Extraordinary Accessible Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

Read about both of the following in our Picked RAW blog: Sherry, Muse, Collusion and Handbags - June Round-UP Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

Muse: San Diego Museum Murals , and will feature mural concept pieces that interpret nine participating San Diego museums’ missions and visions. Muse opens at La Bodega Gallery on June 17 and runs through June 30. This is the first independent exhibition produced by The San Diego Museum Council (SDMC). Danielle Deery was the lead art curator.  

Extra-Ordinary Collusion , is on view through July 2 at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Admission: Free-$5. Discussion artist/scientist teams, 6-8 p.m. June 28. More info: 619.236.0011.

The Gaslamp Quarter Association in conjunction with Downtown Partnership Clean and Safe is commissioning 15 artist to paint fiberglass rabbit statues. This project celebrates the 150th anniversary when the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. It honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into modern San Diego.

Space4Art is serious about having a permanent home for artist with studio space. The first event in the new space on Market Street in Sherman Heights was their launch and eventually they will have live/work space for 50 artists with galleries, performance spaces and classrooms.

The City of San Diego passed the 2018 budget. It reduced the cuts to San Diego’s arts and culture funding from 31% to 3.5%. While less than ideal, this much smaller budget cut is great news for keeping most programs intact and minimizing job loss. This news comes from Rise Up for the Arts. Read about how you made a difference in I matter A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

PLUS: the Chula Vista City Council voted unanimously to support a budget compromise that keeps the city's Cultural Arts program, and other important city programs, intact. The council’s action averts the potential layoff of 10 – 15 city employees, and other cutbacks, that would have eliminated the positions of the Cultural Arts Program Manager, the Marketing and Communications Manager,  an Economic Development Specialist, two Code Enforcement officers and more. Thanks to Patricia Aguilar, Chula Vista Councilperson for this great update.

PLUS, PLUS: Grants totaling $15,032,837 have been awarded to various nonprofit organizations statewide this year by the California Arts Council. A total of 1,076 grantees will receive state grant funding for their work spanning the Arts Council's 15 unique program categories, benefiting California's students, veterans, arts educators, at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, underserved populations, and communities at large.

DAZZLE is a first-of-its kind permanent public art project being installed directly onto the façade of the airport’s Rental Car Center.  The artwork by Nikolaus Hafermaas of artist team Ueberall International features 2,100 “e-paper” tiles, similar to the technology found in handheld e-readers but adapted for use on a much larger architectural scale. The tiles are controlled by a computer and change from black to white, creating complex designs and animations. The artwork is 1,600 linear feet and powered by sunlight.


ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

I matter A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Wonderspaces: Making Extraordinary Accessible Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Sherry, Muse, Collusion and Handbags - June Round-UP Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Sculpture in the SD Botanic Gardens in Encinitas Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

Culture Report: Pearls of Wisdom From a Cross-Border Oyster Chef Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
New La Jolla exhibit showcases work by James Hubbell Union Tribune by Marcia Manna
Balboa Park comes alive at night Union Tribune by Leslie Hackett
Three years by van: Photographer chasing his dream Union Tribune by Pam Kragen
The IDEA District Is No Longer Just an Idea Union Tribune
Art Alive 2017 is a grand event La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Andrea Chung’s labor of love City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Regan Russell takes a trip down the rabbit hole City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
San Diego’s the Guinea Pig for a New Kind of Exhibition Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Summer art show preview
City Beat by Seth Combs
New Border Trolley Tours explore our ever-changing relationship with the border City Beat by Matt Baldwin
Chula Vista Mulls Cutting Its Arts Program Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
The Winners of Wilsonart’s 13th Annual Student Chair Design Competition Design Milk by Caroline Williamson
BorderClick photo project puts focus on transborder lives Union Tribune by Sandra Dibble
Spanish Village Art Center: The hidden treasure of Balboa Park Union Tribune by Victoria Davis
It’s all in the handbag at the Women’s Museum of California City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Oceanside Has a Plan — But No New Money — for the Arts Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
In an ‘Extra-Ordinary Collusion’ Art/Science join forces for exhibit in Balboa Park La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Wonderspaces City Beat by Seth Combs
South Bay’s Weird Hues works for art everywhere City Beat by Vitta Oliveri
Museums Are Getting Clever Huffington Post by John Eger
San Diego Art Institute employees are ready to lead City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Art San Diego moving to Del Mar Fairgrounds City Beat by Seth Combs
To See or Not to See: Dark Energy City Beat by Seth Combs
Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library Encinitas Advocate
Passport to the Silk Road: Arts Event Brings Cultures Together 92024 by Zcode Magazines

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

Encinitas Flea Market at Pacific View (608 Third Street. Encinitas. CA 92024) - Art, Vintage and Treasures on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM sponsored by Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) with Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA). This is a community event to support the restoration of Pacific View School into a community supported arts, culture and ecology hub. You are invited to have a booth at this event for $75 or get a free booth and donate your profit to this worthy project at the same time you give a new home to your treasures.

Lark Culture Club is an innovative concept in arts entertainment based on skill development, self-expression, and community. They are making a call for artists and artisans who are interested in building a self-sustaining arts business. Their launch offers artistic collaborators professional branding, high visibility, and interdisciplinary exposure. You bring a passion for your practice, cultivated excellence, a desire to reach a diverse audience, and a commitment to build a self-sustaining arts business. For more information: Nicole Forrest  8579917053

MUSEUMS 

Park after Dark is here again when the museum are open late until 8 from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Plus on Fridays, food trucks in the Plaza makes for an extra festive atmosphere. Museums included: Mingei International Museum, Rubin H. Fleet Science Center, The San Diego Museum of Art , San Diego Museum of Man, SD Natural History Museum, Timken Museum of Art plus the Japanese Friendship Gardens and the San Diego Art Institute.

rline Fisch: One of a Kind opens is open now to Jan. 7, 2018 at the Mingei International Museum. The show is curated by Christine Hietbrink. For over seven decades, Arline Fisch has been weaving, knitting, crocheting, braiding and hammering metal into exquisite articles of jewelry and adornment intended for the female form. Fisch is one of the SD Art Prize recipients.

Monet”s ‘Water Lilies’ will be on display at The San Diego Museum of Art beginning June 24. “The Water Lily Pond,” from the Denver Art Museum, will join, “The Church at Varengeville, Morning Effect,” from the museum’s own collection.  

California Center for the Arts EscondidoCalifornia Connections: Selections From The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opens July 8 and continues until August 27. This collaborative exhibition draws from the The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) permanent collection, featuring works by beloved California artists. MCASD and The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) share a commitment to serving diverse audiences and bringing people together through art. MCASD has long been dedicated to the history of California art, with works highlighting the wide range of practices and perspectives that have shaped the art of our region from the 1950s to today.

New Children’s Museum Each year Mass Creativity takes on a relevant and meaningful theme, with this year’s program centered on cultural diversity.  The Museum’s Creative Team led by Gabrielle Romberger, Hannah Mykel, Iyari Arteaga and Mayra Chavez collaborated to develop unique workshop experiences celebrating the diverse communities of San Diego using the art of storytelling, this year on June 24 th.

Oceanside Museum of Art Healing Journeys: Veterans & Artists Unite  provides a venue for veterans to find hope and healing through the power of art and the creative process.  In this case, the word “journey” indicates a process of traveling from one place to another or moving from one stage to another, in this case moving from pain and/or injury to healing, both physical and psychological. Visitors will gain greater understanding and appreciation for the veteran experience as expressed through veteran’s artwork and the collaborating artists’ interpretations. Ted Meyer: Scarred For Life runs to September 17, Meaning In Bronze (VetArts project) runs to October 8 and A Time To Heal starts July 29 and also runs to October 8 with artist Trinh Mai.

Women’s History Museum and Education Center One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags , on view through July 2, 2017. This is a journey through the most elaborate special occasion handbags from the Jean Nemer collection. There are no every day purses here, but just glorious high fashion items, mostly too small to carry anything but the bare necessities. But surprisingly still big enough for a cell phone. R ead more about this show in Sherry, Muse, Collusion and Handbags - June Round-UP Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

TRANSITIONS

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Dana Fayman. Her enormous support of the art made her loved and appreciated by many in the art world here in San Diego. She was enormously generous and gave of her money to many, many organizations.    

Art Lounge in Encinitas will stop offering classes at the end of June. They gave lovely crafty education in all sorts of mediums. Thanks to Cindy Blumkin and Nancy Walter for offering opportunities for artist to spread their joy.

Quartyard is moving but closing its old space this month. #YourCityBlock has become a platform for San Diego artists and beyond to showcase their creations, whether that be a politically-conscious mural by Exist 1981,or speed-painted portraits done by Amy Burkman. It will open again in October.

Muralist Micaiah Hardison will install a new mural, titled “Sea Change,” which depicts a native couple on the beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea in two different epochs, pre-Columbian and modern time. Hardison said he isn’t taking down the current “Encinitas Harmony” mural — which is displayed on the wall of the 7-Eleven convenience store on D Street and Coast Highway 101 — due to any of the previous controversy about immagrants, but said it was always the plan to swap out the mural’s panels every couple of years.

TIDBITS

new, non-peer-reviewed study of representation in the arts has concluded that 80.5 percent of artists represented at 45 top commercial art galleries in New York City are white, and 70 percent are male. The study was conducted by students at the City University of New York's Guttman College. 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize  is dominated by women with only 3 out of the 13 showing males, two of which are Latino.

Arts mean business: Americans for the Arts released their fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy on Saturday, Arts and Economic Prosperity 5. The report documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study puts to rest a misconception that communities support arts and culture at the expense of local economic development.

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the annual juried All Media exhibition and invites Southern California based artists to submit artwork for consideration. This year the exhibition will be juried by multidisciplinary artist Kim Abeles. Submissions are being accepted through July 7, 2017, 11:59 p. m

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RAW July 2017

“ They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”  Andy Warhol


TAIJI is a sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager that the Point Loma Association would like to purchase, install on Nimitz Avenue and donate to the city of San Diego. This dedicated group, whose mission is to improves the quality of life of Point Loma through beautification, education, charitable activities and civic collaboration, took months to decide on an artist Many were considered and then after the exact piece of art was selected and once the negotiations were finalized, PLA then completed an exhaustive donation application to the SD Arts Council. However, The City of San Diego's Arts Committee, directed by Christine Jones, voted to not accept the donation. No reasons were given. A final decision will be made by the full SD Arts Council at a meeting at the end of July. Let’s hope that Point Loma rallies to get the sculpture that they want.

2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Nominated Artists:  Miriam Gabriela Garcia AguirreCathy BreslawAshley FendersonCarrie Anne HudsonRizzhel Mae JavierAdrienne JoyAlexander KohnkePablo LlanaMichelle MontjoyJulio M. RomeroBrittany SegalRebecca Louise Webb, and  Oslyn Whizar at basileIE + CMCuratorial runs to August 5, 2017. Your last chance to vote for the public choice award is Aug 4. The Closing Reception and announcement of Art Prize recipients, Sat. Aug 5, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm. As a special treat on Friday, July 28 from 6-9PM Rizzhel Mae Javier will be sewing and giving an artist talk at 7PM.. basileIE + CMCuratorial (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino  cm@cmartino.com  858.361.9052

Gallery Arts is a collaborative event including Sparks Gallery, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, Art Produce and The Studio Door CollaborationThe exhibition of works by Gallery director who are also artists is August 4- 27, 2017 with a free panel discussion on August 5, 2017 from 10 AM to noon and an opening reception August 5, from 6 PM – 9 PM. at The Studio Door (3750 30th Street - North Park) (619) 255-4920. This will be followed up a week later with limited number of consultations between visual artists and the gallerists. 

Encinitas Flea Market at Pacific View (608 Third Street. Encinitas. CA 92024) - Art, Vintage and Treasures on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM sponsored by Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA with Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA). This is a community event to support the restoration of Pacific View School into a community supported arts, culture and ecology hub. SDVAN has donated three boxes of goodies and all funds raised from this event will go to the Looking Glass project. They are offering local artists a special vendor rate of only $30 (a savings of $45). Click for the Vendor Application.

San Diego through Barrio Logan makes it into New York Times Five Places to Go in San Diego. Notice the mention of basileIE + CMCuratorial where the current New Contemporaries 2017  is on display until Aug 5. You can vote for your favorite until Aug 4.

Congratulation to Oceanside Cultural District, Oceanside,, Balboa Park Cultural District, and Barrio Logan Cultural District who will receive grants from the California Art Council as inaugural state-designated Cultural Districts. 

Be still my heart…one of my favorite genres Texture/Pattern with Adam Belt, Kim MacConnel, Ed Moses, Anne Mudge, Zak Ové, Andrew Pasquella, Christopher Puzio & Brian Wills runs from July 15 to Aug 26 at Quint Gallery (5171 H Santa Fe St. SD) Thurs to Sat 10am - 4pm

The next San Diego Airport Art Program is on the theme of Figure of Speech. San Diego is home to an ethnically and culturally diverse population, where more than 100 languages are spoken. As the point of convergence of so many of these languages, the airport is an ideal setting to offer original perspectives on language and its influence on culture and modern life. The works go up this November and will be there for one year.

Hats off to Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance for continuing to show San Diego artists in art fairs all across America. At Homecoming you can see a selection from all of those art fairs in 2016/17.  The show is by appointment only from August 11th – September 15 th with a reception onAugust 11 from 6-9pm with Music by Malamaña featuring Juanito and Fredi in Rancho Santa Fe.

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild & Arts District Liberty Station are together presenting a new free Artists Discussions Series. On Aug 12 from 10 to 11 Artists Guild and Liberty Station artists are encouraged to bring artwork to present to the audience during the first hour. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other artists and view each other’s works. Then from 11 am to noon there will be a presentation by Arts for Learning San Diego (A4LSD) Executive Director Tara Graviss. There is no charge; however, reservations are required, so contact Angelika Villagrana (619) 222-1034


ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN
Flash Forward at Oceanside Museum of Art A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
NCAN's Flash Forward: Summary
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Classic American Playgrounds and Skies Seen Through the Lens of Brenda Biondo
Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
Monet's Paintings on Exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art
Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
North Count Arts Network strives for ways to collaborate Union Tribune by Lola Sherman

County Wide Reports
The Horton Plaza Park Problem Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Sculpture in the Garden NBC by Alysia Gray Painter
At Helmuth Projects, freedom isn’t free City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes
Andrew Alcasid comes into his own City Beat by Seth Combs
Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute Encinitas Advocate by Brittany Woolsey
Prehistory lessons at The Dinosaur Museum City Beat by Torrey Bailey City Beat by Torrey Bailey
Go Ahead and Touch This Art Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Local artist confronts a long-kept family secret City Beat by Seth Combs
LET’S REVIEW! MCASD party mixes art, music, performance and cocktails La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Comic-Con Is Growing Even if the Convention Center Isn’tVoice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
State names Balboa Park, Barrio Logan, Oceanside as cultural districts Union Tribune by Robert Showley
Carlsbad Magazine Chronicles 10 years of Bryan Snyder Art by Wendy Hinman

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

Lux Art Institute has an Immediate opening for temporary Teaching Artist to support our Summer Art Camp. The classes are Monday - Friday, 8am - 3pm instruction. Weekly themes and daily projects and activities with a variety of ages (4-17). More info: Aubrey Hanson  760-436-6611

Art on 30th is making a call for entries to Orange is the New Black (National Exhibition) from Oct 21 to Nov 18. If you have a piece of art, in any genre that has a prominent orange or black color or theme: art that deals with confinement, restriction, or incarceration. Artists may enter 1-2 pieces for $35. More info: Kate Ashton 619-894-9009. Deadline to enter and register is Saturday, August 19th.

MUSEUMS 

California Center for the Arts Escondido: California Connections: Selections From The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego until August 27, 2017

Mingei International Museum through September 1, Mingei will be open until 8PM on Friday evenings! Look for their art activity outside on the plaza, and then cool off in the Museum after a hot day! The Museum will explore connections between the exhibition KANBAN—Traditional Shop Signs of Japan and contemporary approaches to signage, design and advertising.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown, Jacobs Building Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here and Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie until Aug 20, 2017

Museum of Photographic Art If the total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979 excites you, then on August 3 at 6pm come and hear Les and Mary Anderson, veteran photographers with experience documenting 15 solar eclipses over the past 30 years. Participants will get to see professional gear set up at the museum, hear pro tips for viewing and photographing the eclipse and ask questions, and all will leave with a comprehensive hand-out and a pair of eclipse viewing glasses. 

New Children’s Museum Check out the wonderful summer camp programs in August. How can resist camp names with names like Beep, Bop, Boom or Light, Camera, Action or Sew it, Dye it, Weave it.  

Oceanside Museum of Art We can’t wait UnDocumenta starting in September, but before then OMA presents Rolly Crump: It’s Kind Of A Cute Story starting August 26 to February 18, 2018. Remember the first Sunday of each month offers free admission. Bring friends and family to explore the exhibitions and peruse the Museum Store. But a reminder that OMA is closed on Mondays.

Time to Dream Big at Rubin H. Fleet Science Center narrated by Academy Award ® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how you think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and solar cars, Dream Bigcelebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.  

The San Diego History Center Prairie Poverty To The Princess Of Publishing: Ellen Browning Scripps August 22, 6 – 8:00pm Lecture and book signing with Dr. Molly McClain  

The San Diego Museum of Art Plan now to meet up at the Balboa park Lily Pond on Sat. Sept 16, 9:00 am to 1 pm for a Mini Monet: Plein-Air Painting Workshop

Timken Museum of Art Free Summer Family Mural Project are two Friday Aug and Sept 1 - during Food Truck Fridays in Balboa Park starting at 5 PM.

August 26 at 4 pm is the 12th Annual Suffrage Parade at the Women’s History Museum and Education Center. Dress up in white, wave your "Votes for Women" sign and celebrate the journey of the women's movement.

TRANSITIONS

We want to wish Helmuth Projects the best of luck as they transition into a commercial gallery which will be selling work from its artists in an attempt for them to quite their day jobs.

The City of Encinitas will be transformed with public art due to the generous allocation of $50,000 from the city budget (now a whopping $95 million for this sea side community). Interestingly, Chicago is celebrating the 50 th year of the installation of Picasso’s sculpture in an event called Everyone’s Picasso. Originally met with mixed reviews by the public, the Picasso has become a Chicago icon attracting visitors from around the world. “Chicago’s Picasso is a representation and celebration of the lasting contributions public art make to this city,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “With a daring design ahead of its time, the Picasso has been influencing public art since the 1967 unveiling. It is fitting that this anniversary is part of the 2017 Year of Public Art.” 

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr . signed a state budget that includes a $6.8 million permanent increased funding allocation for the California Arts Council. The budget also includes an additional $750,000 ongoing allocation to directly support increased arts programming for youth engaged in California's juvenile justice system, as well as an additional $2 million increased allocation for California's Arts in Corrections program.

Even though jdc has closed it space in San Diego, they recently publicly share the video Matt Eich prepared for Rencontre d'Arles 2017.  Eich was invited to create a video presentation of his Carry Me Ohio work for the French photography festival's Nuit de l'Année.  The video is available in its full version on the jdc website. Take a few moments to experience this poignant collection of images set beautifully to music.

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RAW August 2017

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”   Francis Bacon 

Jon Savage and Patric Stillman are curating a national exhibition titled Artistry Through Deaf Eyes featuring Deaf and Hard of hearing artists to celebrate National Deaf Awareness month from September 1 - 24, 2017. To enhance the experience for Deaf patrons, many of the artists are including QR Codes that will be on display alongside of the art.  The QR Codes will open up YouTube videos that include either ASL + Closed Captions (CC) or ASL + Voice-over on a video allowing for viewers to see and learn about the artwork directly from the artists themselves.  For the reception, The Studio Door is in discussion with Deaf Community Services of San Diego and several independent translators to be on hand to share information and make introductions. The show is held at Studio Door in North Park with an artist reception on Saturday, September 9 from 6 - 9 PM.

San Diego Visual Arts Network  is excited to announce the emerging artists chosen for the San Diego Art Prize as well as the  Public Choice award for the  2017 New Contemporaries Rizzhel Mae Javier  and  Alexander Kohnke  will be the emerging artists for the eleventh year of the  SD ART PRIZE Pablo Llana  was chosen by the visitors who attended  the exhibition at  basileIE + CMCuratorial  to vote for their favorite artists and he will receive a cash award of $250


2017 New Contemporaries San Diego Art Prize  at Art San Diego is presented this year by our community partners Studio Door and San Diego Visual Arts Network. It opens Thursday, Sept 28 to Sun Oct 1, 2017 at the Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014). San Diego Art Prize Emerging Artists 2017 are featured  Rizzhel Mae Javier and Alexander Kohnke with other 2017 New Contemporaries artists Miriam Gabriela Garcia AguirreCathy Breslaw, and  Michelle Montjoy. The Opening reception Thurs,  Sept 28, Preview Party 7 to 9pm, and open Friday,  Sept 29/30  from Noon to 8pm to Sunday, Oct1  from Noon 5pm. 

It is so interesting that “Papa Doug” Manchester has been made Ambassador to the Bahamas as a reward for all the money he raised for the Trump campaign. But he had to declare that he is pro-LBGT to the senate. This is after the Art San Diego fair in its first year decided to leave his hotel in Del Mar and move south because of his anti-gay stance. Now we are full circle and Art San Diego is coming back to Del Mar but this time at Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014) Look for booth #100 to see the New Contemporaries at the Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show Sept 28 to Oct 1, 2016 hosted by our community partners Studio Door.

Save the date when the North County Arts Network presents: Arts and Economic Summit: Vibrant Community, Booming Economy on Tuesday. Oct 17, 2017 from 7 AM to 10 AM. At the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (Conference Center, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025). The Keynote speaker is Randy Cohen, Vice President, Americans for the Arts and he will be presenting the Arts and Economic Prosperity Report 5: CREATING JOBS, GENERATING COMMERCE, DRIVING TOURISM. More info and get your free ticket: NCAN Arts and Economic Summit

The BRAVO ZULU Celebration on Friday, October 13 at 11 am, chaired by Jessie Knight and Joye Blount, is an art-filled fundraising event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station . We say “Well Done” to San Diego civic, business and philanthropic leaders who’ve made it happen.

San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition celebrated Arts and Culture funding victories at the City of San Diego, City of Chula Vista, California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts on Aug 15 at  the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

The Lux Institute’s visiting artist for the upcoming season include Shelley Reed, Andy Harper, Francis Upritchard, Gabrielle Bakker and Tomory Dodge.  

Debby and Larry Kline (SD Art Prize recipients) will be the first artists-in-residence at the San Diego Natural History Museum taking place in the first three months of 2018. It will be exciting to see what inspires them.

A peak at the SD Commission for Arts and Culture shows all the public projects in the works in different stages of design or construction. These are all funded by the 2% for the arts policy on new developments. Cañon Street Pocket Park by Nate Page, Chollas Water Operations Facility by Rob Ley, Fire Station No. 22 Point Loma by Roberto Delgado, Fire Station No. 50 North University City by Susan Zoccola, Mission Hills/Hillcrest - Harley and Bessie Knox Branch Library by Janet Zweig, Mission Trails Field Station by Roman de Salvo, North City Pure Water Facility by Christian Moeller, San Ysidro Branch Library by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, South Mission Beach Lifeguard Tower by Roman de Salvo. Four of these projects are by SD Art Prize recipients de Salvo and de la Torre. 

Carlsbad is working on a new arts and culture city plan and has identified five main themes through a series of public meetings. The community wants to define themselves more completely through the arts. They want the arts to be a part of their everyday life, offer arts education for all ages, have public art within the city and take advantage of the arts to aid economic prosperity. We applaud all these goals and will look forward to seeing the plans that are designed to implement these goals. You can have input on this plan through a survey now available.

ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

SD Art Prize Emerging Artist announced SDVAN Press Release
Person Place or Thing: Patric Stillman at Studio Door July, 2017 Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Encinitas Flea Market at Pacific View produced by Encinitas Friends of the Arts Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer, photos by Jonathan Woodward
Homecoming: Sergott Contemporary Art AlliancePicked Ripe By Patricia Frischer
Texture/Pattern at Quint Contemporary Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Cannon Gallery Invitational Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports
Inside the Mingei’s Plans to Open Up Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
La Frontera Unites pushes dialogue at the border wall SD City Beat by Alex Zaragoza
Ladies First! 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm (Part 1) La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Ladies First! 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm (Part 2) La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
To See or Not to See: ‘Millennial Pink’ City Beat by Seth Combs
Is selfie culture bad for the local gallery scene? City Beat by Torrey Bailey
Lux Art Institute unveils artists for 2017-18 season Union Tribune by Leah Ollman
Big Problems at The Glashaus Art Space in Barrio Logan Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Martime Museum Gets $200,000 Grant to Restore Historic Ferry Berkeley Times of San Diego
San Diego Could Be America's Next Architectural Beacon Thanks to Gensler, Bjarke Ingels, and Others Architectural Digest by Adam Peterson
A New Leader — and New Concerns — at San Diego Art Institute Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Rizzhel Mai Javier Keep the Channel Open with Mike Sakasegawa, Espisode 46
Artist and students document hidden art in ‘Something We Don’t Know’ City Beat by Torrey Bailey
Changes at the San Diego Art Institute City Beat by Seth Combs

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

The North County Arts Network is looking for paid part time admin assistant. Candidate should be detail oriented and reliable with working knowledge of word press. Main duties are 2 networking events a year, one large PR campaign (North County Arts Month), maintenance of website, and social networking. 40 hours a month at $15 an hour Full job description .Send resume to Patricia or call for more info.760.943.0148

Entries are being accepted for the Third Annual \"Celebrating the Art in Archaeology\" Archaeology-Themed Juried Art Exhibition and Contest, hosted by San Diego County Archaeological Society (SCDAS) and California State Parks at Liberty Station Barracks 26: The opening reception is from 5-8PM on Friday, October 6 th.There will be a People's Choice Award For more info: Joanna Collier  619-221-7054

MUSEUMS 

Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue. Participating San Diego organizations include theMingei International Museum , The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), Museum of Photographic Art (MOPA), Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and University of San Diego (USD).

Mingei International Museum Art of the Americas - Mesoamerican, Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Permanent Collection is on view September 16, 2017 through February 18, 2018  

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Memories of Underdevelopment on view September 17, 2017 through January 21, 2018  

Museum of Photographic Art Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography on view September 30, 2017 through February 11, 2018  

Oceanside Museum of Art unDocumenta curated By Alessandra Moctezuma on view September 23, 2017 through January 28, 2018  

The San Diego Museum of Art Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection on view October 21, 2017 through March 11, 2018. But for now, visitors will have the special opportunity to experience the beauty and power of French Impressionism with a special viewing of Claude Monet’s 1904 painting Le Bassin de Nympheas.

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San Diego Art Institute announced the appointment of Jacqueline Silverman as its new Executive Director. Silverman is a non-profit arts management professional who has worked with social service and arts organizations in San Diego, New York, Palm Beach, and Chicago for the past 30 years. Since coming to San Diego in 2000, she served as Executive Director of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, San Diego Performing Arts League, and most recently led the San Diego Jewish Film Festival as Interim Director.  “I’m thrilled about continuing the trajectory created by Ginger and sustained so successfully by the staff since her departure,” she wrote.

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The Ai WeiWei installation at Blenheim Palace (look toward the end of the blog) was one of the many highlights of art in England in 2014. Now you can enjoy a video tour in 2016 of another artist’s take on showing art in the home of Churchill. Private View: Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace. Watch for a report on SOFTER: Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace in November.

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RAW September 2017

“ Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”  Salvador Dali

San Diego Visual Arts Network has a community partnership withStudio Doorfor the2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize at Art San Diego. SD Art Prize Emerging ArtistsRizzhel Mae Javier and  Alexander Kohnke  Miriam Gabriela Garcia AguirreCathy Breslaw, Michelle Montjoy and Rebecca L. WebbThis annual event has moved venue and time this year so mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept 28 to Sun Oct 1, 2017, booth #114 at the Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014). Patric Stillman who is hosting the SD Art Prize booth this year is also going to do an Art Talk for collectors on Sat, Sept 30, at 3 p.m. at the Art Talk Area. Get ready to Arouse Yourself with Art.

The Arts and Economic Summit: Vibrant Community, Booming Economy presented by North County Arts Network on October 17th, 2017 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am is held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (340 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025). The Keynote speaker is Randy Cohen, Vice President, Americans for the Arts, presenting the Arts and Economic Prosperity Report 5: Creating jobs, Generating commerce, Driving tourism. Other speakers include David Malmuth, Partner, I.D.E.A. Partners, Peter Ronchetti, General Manager, Legoland
Susan Bruinzeel, Sr. Director of Planning and Research for the San Diego Tourism Authority with Mike Cully,North County Economic Development Council and John Eger, Director, Creative Economy Initiative, San Diego State University. More info and required RSVP: BOOK FREE TICKETS

BC to BC: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics from Baja California to British Columbia . Debuting is now at the San Diego Art Institute, Maggie Boyd has made cups for free coffee from clay deposits found in Balboa Park. After the coffee is finished, the cup shapes will be destroyed and returned to the earth from which they came. Watch for local ceramic artist displayed in a pop up show including art by Irene de Watteville.  

Lux Art Insitute has announced its new season of artists in residence:  It starts with Boston-based Shelley Reed, then Andy Harper , from Cornwall in England followed by London-based New Zealander Francis Upritchard and finally next July is Gabrielle Bakker from Seattle,

If you live in Encinitas you might be interested in the three proposals for public art evaluated and approved by the Commission for the Arts. You can have an opinion by Taking the survey but the deadline is September 29, 2017. 

Get a good insight into the life of artist Kira Corser and pick up some good tips on how you can be involved in making the world a better place by listening to this podcast on Let’s Talk About the Weather.

Discounted registration for the  2017 Medium Photography Festival is available now through Oct. 15. Take advantage of online registration before at the door prices are in effect. The Festival is Oct 26 to 29 and most events are at e Lafayette Hotel in downtown SD unless otherwise noted.

San Diego International Airport is finally ready to unveiled DAZZLE , a solar-powered and computer-controlled mural on the Rental Car Center building.  

Joyce Cutler-Shaw: Library Duet includes the Geisel Library with the latest work Brain Project which documents her recent diagnosis of the progressive neurological disease Corticobasal Syndrome. The Athenaeum will also host a special showing of Cutler-Shaw’s artist’s books, which are a part of their permanent collection.

Join Rancho Santa Fe Foundation donors and friends for a conversation about the arts in our community - current climate of the arts, challenges the panelists are facing at their organizations, and trends they see in the future. Building a Creative Community features Panelists: Barry Edelstein - Artistic Director, The Old Globe, Maria Mingalone - Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art, Kristin Lancino - President & Artistic Director, La Jolla Music Society, Mark Holmlund - RSF Foundation Board Chairman, Moderator on Tue, October 3, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Rancho Santa Fe Foundation - Community Room , 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Suite B-40 , Encinitas,92024) More info and RSVP: Vision Now

A new mural from Mural of La Jolla is always an exciting addition to the community. Kota Ezawa’s mural Once Upon a Time in the West pays homage to La Jolla’s landmark contribution to science and architecture. The mural image overlays a stylized portrait of architect Louis Kahn in profile onto a perspectival view of the Salk Institute’s courtyard and the Pacific Ocean beyond. It is located at 7905 Herschel Avenue on the Citibank building.



ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

Endangered at SD Mesa College Art Gallery Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
BC to BC: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics from Baja California to British Columbia Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Shinpei Takeda at Sergott Art Alliance Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

County Wide Reports

Public Art Is Part of the Plan to Revive Children’s Park Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Artists collaborate on interactive art installation in Carlsbad Village Coast News by Tyra Wu
Adventure in Listening: UCSD's Stuart Collection adds a musical piece on campus in La Jolla La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Kevin Gossett is a lensman and a superfan City Beat by Seth Combs
Alanna Airitam shines in The Golden Age City Beat by Seth Combs
Lux Institute of Art to open 11th season in glorious black-and-white La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Artists Say The Glashaus Wasn’t Transparent About Problems Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Artist Michael Carini: 'It's OK to share our struggles' Union Tribune by Michael James Rocha
Creating transformation through art Union Tribune by Lisa Deaderick
This Exhibit at OMA Takes You Back to Disneyland’s Whimsical Beginnings Los Angles Magazine by Chris Nichols
Changing the way people see art: The Backfence Society in Vista Union Tribune by Lisa Deaderick
6 Art Exhibits You Have to See This Fall San Diego Magazine by Clarissa Casares
Poignant New Artwork Shows Little Boy Peering Over U.S.-Mexico Border Huffington Post by Lee Moran
The Other Big Attraction at KAABOO Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
The different strokes of Sammy Jean Wilson City Beat by Seth Combs
OMA’s ‘Undocumenta’ stands out among the PST: LA/LA hype City Beat by Torrey Bailey
Grace Swanson: Burning gourds and a desire to build a community through visual arts Union Tribune
The Role of Art in San Diego’s Homeless Crisis Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
25 Years After Being Floated, a Massively Pared-Down AIDS Memorial Is Moving Forward Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

The North County Arts Network is looking for paid part time admin assistant. (click to see full job description). Candidate should be detail oriented and reliable with working knowledge of word press. Main duties are 2 networking events a year, one large PR campaign (North County Arts Month), maintenance of website, and social networking. 40 hours a month at $15 an hour. Home office equipment will be supplied. North County resident preferred but no office hours. Job will start with one month probation period. Candidate should send resume with full contact details to patricia@sdvisaularts.net.

Would you would like to volunteer on the day of the NCAN Arts and Economic Summit Tuesday Oct 17 to help out. There are just a very few duties. We need help for sign in (set up sign in table and click names off list) greeters to give out name tags, general hosting of guests and VIPs, stage manager for presentations and a special press host to make sure any press has everything they need. Volunteers are asked to come at 6:45. Here is the Sign Up Genius form to sign up or pass on to anyone who wants to volunteer. The Arts and Economic Summit: Vibrant Community, Booming Economy presented by North County Arts Networkon October 17th, 2017 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am is held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (340 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025).

Arts District Liberty Station is making a call for installation artists to create at the Station: Art Encounters a new temporary art in public spaces program of the NTC Foundation. Installations at the Station will fund the commissioning and installation of significant and engaging temporary visual art by artists to attract visitors, create a sense of place and provide insight into the historical and cultural essence of the San Diego-Baja border region. RFP by Dec 15, 2017. For more info: Alan Ziter  619.573.9315

Julia Rasor is offering a private luxury A/C casita in Fallbrook as a San Diego Artist retreat. There is a living space to work in or book use of the A/C studio to work independently or take a workshop. A spectacular mountaintop avocado ranch/ artist retreat, gated, 4-acres, close to town. Relax on a private casita deck, gorgeous views, breezes, pool, sunsets, and starry nights. Ideal to get away from it all. Book a stay for days, or weeks or months (discounted rates).The artist also offers tours of her studio and gallery. More info: Julia 408-395-3335

The San Diego International Airport is offering a Performing Arts Residency Program which includes cross-disciplinary media (digital, etc) for established and emerging performing arts groups The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport environment and cultivates the regional performing arts community. This opportunity is a process-oriented residency program. Submissions due Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. For complete guidelines, download the 2018 Performing Arts Residency Call for Submissions at www.arts.san.org/opportunities or contact Joey Herring  6194002869

The San Diego Foundation announced its new requirements for artists interested in its Creative Catalyst Program grants. There is a webinar to learn more on Oct 11 at 10 am.

Kids like Clay is looking for an instructor to teach ceramics to elementary school children in PB on Monday afternoons 2:10 - 3:10 pm. Compensation is $50 per one hour class, no firing involved part-time Need to have ceramics experience. Job starts October 2, 2017. Have to have a car. We supply clay, glazes, tools and firing. Need TB test and FBI, DOJ fingerprints at our cost. Contact Douglas Kenney, Jana Kenney   for more info.

Artists are invited to submit for a Temporary Light Installation for the Liberty Station Community Association (LSCA) and the NTC Foundation. “Illuminate the Season” will be starting in November 2017 through the winter season and possibly beyond. The light installation will be located within or along the North Promenade from the signature 88-ft Norfolk Island Pine near Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens to the Rady Children’s Ice Rink in the Legacy Plaza. Over 100,000 people are expected to visit. Submit by Wedn. Oct18 to install by Nov 27. $7,000 for design, fabrication and installation Additional funds could be available for the short term rental of projection equipment or other identified technical needs. More info: Alan Ziter, 619.573.9315

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California Center for the Arts EscondidoPhotography Expanded: Distinct Approaches is running from Sept 30 until Nov 12 but you can see this group survey of photography including several different takes on the medium for free when you RSVP BOOK FOR FREE to the The Arts and Economic Summit: Vibrant Community, Booming Economy presented by North County Arts Network on October 17th, 2017 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. You will see how the continuing Center’s mission is to celebrate California artists. Eleanor Antin, Becky Cohen, Ernesto Corte, Sol Hill, Pablo Mason, Michele McCain, Major Morris, Arthur Ollman, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Nadia Salameh, and Richard Slechta will be highlighted for their distinct approaches to photography. Also included are historic photographs on loan from the Museum of Photographic Art . This vast range of work from traditional viewpoints to contemporary and current trends will expand our idea of what photography is and can be.

Mingei International Museum has now opened Art of the Americas: Pre-Columbian Art from its own collection and the show runs until Feb. 2018 and forty hand-stitched Bengali quilts in Kantha: Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal. The exhibit has been curated by Christine Hietbrink and opens Saturday, Oct. 28.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is showing Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985 as part of Pacific Standard Time.  

New Children’s Museum received its first California Humanities “Humanities For All” grant. The funding will enable the Museum to embark on a unique community collaboration that spans the county from San Ysidro to La Jolla. The project, entitledMi Familia, Mi Historia, features a partnership with Casa Familiar and the UCSD Institute of Arts and Humanities. The Museum was the only San Diego institution to receive an award in this cycle. Joey's Wings :   Two thousand delicately folded origami paper cranes will flock in delicate clusters in The New Children’s Museum atrium from through October 2, 2017. Each crane honors one of the approximately 2,000 children in the United States who pass away from cancer every year. The art installation commemorates national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, remembering those families affected by cancer.

Oceanside Museum of Art It is that time of year again for Art After Dark and the celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, this event will draw inspiration from Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story and feature spooky good libations, art-making activities, dancing, and musical experiences. Come in costume or just as you are, and bring a friend to get a scary good discount on tickets. This much-loved event sells out quickly—so buy your tickets well in advance. Click here for event details and to pre-order taco plates. Must be 21+ to attend.  

The San Diego Museum of Art Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director, kicks off the 2017-18 Guest Lecture & Tour Serieswith  A Closer Look at Latin American Art in the Pérez Simón Collection. Juan Antonio Pérez Simón has amassed one of the most important collections of art in the world, with more than 1,700 works spanning the 14th century to today. Velásquez will give a preview of the upcoming exhibition  Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection (opening October 21)

San Diego Museum of Man presents the annua lMaker Faire San Diego 2017 on Oct 7 and 8thwhen they host makers from our local community for two days exhibiting their crafts.

Timken Museum of Art is arranging another TIMKEN TRAVEL DAY to the J. Paul Getty Museum Center . There will be a p rivate tours of “Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice” and the Getty Central Garden. 

Women’s History Museum and Education Center Until Oct 29, t he Old Globe celebrates its 82nd anniversary with the museum presenting Muses of the Old Globe. It has been an extraordinary journey - from it's start at the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition to its current threetheatre complex. That journey is revisited this fall at the Women's Museum of California. Themes of Shakespeare, strong community involvement, and artistic adaptation are unifying threads and from its beginnings, women have played a strong role in the Globe's story.

Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of LatinAmerican and Latino art in dialogue. Participating San Diego organizations include theMingei International Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), Museum of Photographic Art (MOPA), Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and University of San Diego (USD).

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Victoria Hamilton has a new role at California Arts Advocates as President. She says, "Arts funding needs a champion at the state level and the California Arts Advocates is the leading association advocating for every available dollar. Our vision is to create a better California by advancing arts, culture and creativity." 

We don’t have to say good bye but Aida Valencia is closing Casa Valencia at the NTC. She shined light on Latin American artists and was also a venue for the New Contemporaries. Aida will be doing pop up show and is still driving the annual Latin American Art Festival at Liberty Station.  

Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association announced its new interim executive director, Irene Pyun. Pyun has been working for E101 for the past two years managing events, promotions and building strong relationships with its members. Prior to E101, Pyun served in a similar role for the East Village Association in San Diego. The outgoing Executive Director is Thora Guthrie who served as executive director for the previous two and a half years and raised over a 1/4 milliion dollars for the city each year. .

It is that time again…Larry Baza’s term as chair of the Commission for Arts and Culture is now finished and Mayor Kevin Faulconer has now chosen Janet Konstantin Poutré  to be the new chair/ They also hired Leticia Gomez Franco  as an arts and culture services coordinator who will help manage the city’s public art collection, coordinate public art commissions, etc.

Theresa Fox is the new executive director at ArtReach and for the fourth year in a row, ArtReach, a non-profit that works to increase access to visual arts education in San Diego County schools, partnered with Knockaround, a local sunglasses company, to bring Class Acts, a hands-on design challenge to fourth and fifth graders in San Diego County Elementary schools. Students from Ramona Elementary and Iftin Charter School learned about the design process and then had the opportunity to draw and design their own pair of sunglasses. One student’s design was chosen by Kockaround to be manufactured and sold, resulting in $25,000 in sales to benefit the free ArtReach program, Access to Art, that brings high quality art education programs into K-6 schools throughout San Diego County.

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If you are in LA in after Oct 17 check out is very pleased to announce  HUGO CROSTHWAITE: In Memoriam: Los Angeles, presented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. This is the artist's first museum solo project in Los Angeles, to be presented at the  Museum of Social Justice. The exhibition is an official Participating Gallery Exhibition of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and is co-presented with the  California Historical Society.  

Denver has been announced as the next site of the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention from June 15 to 17. To submit your ideas, visit http://convention.artsusa.org/ideas between now and October 15.

A very interesting article for artist about how to manage money during your career was sent to me by a friend in London. It comes from Artsy and is called Financial advice for artist from four experts.

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RAW October 2017

“ It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.”   Berthe Morisot

 

Every year we remind out supporters about the Giving Tuesday campaign. We appreciate our supporters and their cash donations, but this year we decided to offer the opportunity to support San Diego Visual Arts Network to a selected artist. We gave Cheryl Sorg the remit to incorporate the Giving Tuesday Logo into a specially designed art work that we could use on our website and emails to promote the day. Ms. Sorg uses a special paper that changes color from different angles. So when photographed from different viewpoints it appears to be a whole new work of art. We made a selection of these to create a banner for our site. We give back to our supporters every year with a no fee accessory exchange party. This year we have invite Cheryl Sorg to showcase her works of art at that party on Dec 12. We hope that the coverage we give to her along with our thanks will be of benefit to her. We certainly believe by having an original work of art created especially for our campaign, we are getting a great benefit from her. Our great thanks to Cheryl Sorg.  

The North County Arts Network put on a very successful Arts and Economic Summit. KPBS covered this event with an article and a video segment (around the 8:10 mark). Randy Cohen from Americans for the Arts was the key note speaker, but the audience also heard from David Malmuth, Partner, I.D.E.A. Partners Peter Ronchetti, General Manager, Legoland Susan Bruinzeel, Sr. Director of Planning and Research for the San Diego Tourism Authority. Cohen also spoke in the city of San Diego for the Commission for Arts and Culture which funded the SD County study, Arts and Economic Prosperity Report 5.

In partnership with the City of Encinitas Arts Division,Encinitas Friends of the Arts (“EFA”) will be celebrating its fourth annual Dia de la Muertos on Saturday October 28, at the Encinitas Community Center from 12-4 pm. In keeping with their mission this free family event will foster an appreciation and awareness of this significant Latino cultural celebration while uniting people of all backgrounds and traditions. This event is geared toward families in Encinitas and other surrounding communities offering hands-on workshops, Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico, bands and other performances on stage. In addition, there will be artists demonstration as well as arts exhibit by students. There will be a 10’ Ofrenda in the Encinitas Community Center lobby which will be open to all to contribute remembrances of loved ones. Although this is not the largest Dia de la Muertos celebration, it does attract 4000-6000 people.  

The San Diego Regional Film Commission has produced a wonderful promotional video to announce to indie films makers that they are offering a 30% subsidiary on film production in San Diego.  

Debbie Solan has done it again…invented a new way for the public to become involved in the art of glass making. She now how a “Glass First Class” method so that the whole procedure is done by mail. Check it out by contacting her at debbie@fusionglassco.com

Lisa Jetonne  is the first artist in residence at theSan Diego Natural History Museum. She is working in the museum from Sept until the middle of December. Jetonne is actually helping people to make art for the collection as they learn the connection between art and science. We know visitors want more of an experience than just looking and reading when they visit museums and this is a way to engage them in a whole new way.

You have a chance to say what you want at the Pacific View Academy site in Encinitas. Get More Info  on the stakeholder engagement process at a Pacific View Stakeholder Workshop to be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Pacific View site at 8:30 a.m. and/or take the online survey 

We hear from Alessandra Moctezuma that Mesa College Fine Arts will have a whole new building. The four story, 26,500 assignable square feet Fine Arts Building will be constructed within an existing building on campus, the former I-300 Building, and will serve as a highly visible and thriving hub for Fine Arts students, providing modernized facilities and equipment for programs in drawing, painting, sculpting and ceramics. The first floor will serve as the main entrance and public face of the Fine Arts department and will house the Mesa College Art Gallery and an Art History lecture classroom.  The second and third floors will large open studio classrooms for drawing, digital graphics, and sculpture.  The fourth floor will house the ceramics and painting studios.

The Longenecker Artist in Residence Endowment was established this year to extend Martha Longenecker's legacy as an artist and educator. In the spirit of her historic impact on the visual arts in both local and global communities, this endowment brings to the Visual Arts Department of UC San Diego artists of national and international stature who will inspire the students to broaden the scope, appeal, and range of art as well as incite exchange with the faculty, the campus community and local artists and audiences. The evening of the launch will honor the life of Martha Longenecker with an exhibition of her ceramic works and include presentations by Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta, Visual Arts Chair Jack Greenstein, and Martha's cousin Ana Smythe.

ART REPORTS by or about SDVAN

Patricia Frischer: London Letter, Part 1, 2017 A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Patricia Frischer: London Letter, Part 2, 2017
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Patricia Frischer: London Letter, Part 3, 2017
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Patricia Frischer: London Letter, Part 4, 2017 A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
SD Art Prize at Art San Diego Picked RAW Peeled by Patric Stillman
UnDocumenta at OMA Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw

County Wide Reports

Barrio Logan Artists Booted From Yet Another Venue Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Why City Officials Are Cracking Down on Alternative Arts Venues Voice of San Diego by Adriana Heldiz
Bombing Science exposes the art of the cover-up City Beat by Seth Combs
JR, Tecate and the boy on the border City Beat by Ana Ceballos
Joyce Cutler Shaw ---- Part 1 of artist’s ‘Library Duet’ opens at La Jolla Athenaeum, Sept. 22 La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Taking Art and Culture to the Streets Huffington Post by John Eger
DIY Projects on Display Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Wonderspaces is no one-hit wonder City Beat by Torrey Baily
Exhibit At Oceanside Museum Of Art Focuses On Border Issues KPBS By Brooke Ruth and Maureen Cavanaugh
La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival (WoW) heads to downtown San Diego and beyond, Oct. 19-22 La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Connecting Art and Science at the Natural History Museum Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
A Firing, Resignations and Now a Lawsuit Roil Chinese Historical Museum Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Using color and light to express herself Union Tribune by Lisa Deaderick.
Brexit Could Actually Be a Good Thing… For Europe and The Global Economy European Financial Review by John Eger.
Bombing Science and a city as canvas City Beat by Seth Combs
Local artists explore border in “Viaje de Ida y Vuelta // Round Trip” City Beat by Torrey Baily
Tribute to Latino Art: Museums show their stuff in 'Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA' in San Diego and Southern California Picked RAW and La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
San Diego Arts Means Business KPBS by Alison St John
La Jolla Playhouse Brings Unconventional Art to the Urban Core Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan
Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event Encinitas Advocate
NASA Designer Makes One Giant Leap to Full-Time Artist Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities with full details listed on SDVAN)

Art at the Guild in Cardiff by the Sea (100 Chesterfield Drive, 92007) is looking for an artist to exhibit their work at Guild Venue 100 from November 1st to the 30th. A reception is required at some point doing the month. There is no fee to exhibit for this month. You can go by the building to see the space and the October artist for ideas. Call Sandra for more info: 760.436.8088

MUSEUMS 

California Center for the Arts EscondidoPhotography Expanded: Distinct Approaches continues until Nov 12. For the Center’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration, the Tower Gallery will display a special ofrenda (offering) in honor of Mr. John Medina, a passionate and beloved educator who taught in the Escondido Union School District for 20 years. Mr. Medina’s former students will assist in the development and design of the altar, under the instruction of teaching artist, Daniel Martinez.

Mingei International Museum Timed with this year’s racing season and the first ever Breeder’s Cup event in Del Mar in November, Trappings: Homage to the Horse and other Steads features objects from around the globe that celebrate the speed, power and serviceability of the horse and other noble beasts of burden. Pulled from the Museum’s permanent collection and private lenders, this original exhibition will highlight classic horse figures and accoutrement of Asia and Europe; clay and wood horses of India; and artifacts of U.S. KANTHA - Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal opens Oct 28 with over 40 traditional folk textiles created from recycled garments—intricately embroidered with vivid, colorful and imaginative designs.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego MCASD and the University of California, San Diego have long collaborated to bring internationally acclaimed artists to San Diego through the annual Russell Lecture program. This year’s lecture features artist Rafa Esparza. Espraza is best known for his adobe brick installations, which were recently included in the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only and the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Lecture is Thursday Nov 2 at 7 pm.  

The lower level of the New Children’s Museum was host to the WOW Festival on Oct 21 and 22 nd.  

Oceanside Museum of Art In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, Art After Dark will draw inspiration from Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story and feature spooky good libations, art-making activities, dancing, and musical experiences. Come in costume or just as you are, and bring a friend to get a scary good discount on tickets. Sat. Oct 28 th.

The San Diego Museum of Art   is opening Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection,its contribution to the regional “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art.

On Tuesday, November 07, join the Timken Museum of Art for a trip: the/modernist TIMKEN TRAVEL DAY: Eames House and LACMA.

Tues. Nov 2 is the VIP Opening Reception: Beauty or Torture at the Women’s History Museum and Education Center. Across the ages, ladies have gone to extreme measures to alter their looks, often in painful ways that conform to beauty standards of the time. By revealing what people of their time found aesthetically and socially valuable, weird beauty trends throughout history helps us better understand changing social climates. Of course, it's arguably important to embrace beauty as an act of body positivity, creativity, and agency but the extreme techniques remind us that the history of the beauty routine wasn't always pretty.  

TRANSITIONS

Brandon Horrocks  has been made interim director at the Chinese Historical Museum after the board fired recently hired Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres. This appears to be another case of watch and see what happens next.

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation said the Writerz Blok park in Chollas View has been temporarily shut down while the site undergoes a redesign.

Ed Roxburgh died on Sept. 24, age 66. All who have learned of his passing are devastated. He has left a distinguished legacy of landscape, seascape and still life in oils, graphic design, pastels, murals (the Dr. Seuss mural at the Globe is one), sign design, industrial and event design/installation, scenic design/painting, and more. You can help by visiting  https://www.gofundme.com/ed-roxburgh-memorial-fund

TIDBITS

In New York, Sotheby’s auction of The Collection of Edward Albee totaled $12.5 million. Every work on offer was sold with three-quarters of all lots outstripping their high estimates. The full proceeds of the sale will benefit The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island. In London, Vivien Leigh’s power to fill theatres and auditoriums continued at Sotheby’s with over 1,400 participants from 52 countries drove the auction total to £2,243,867 ($3,031,016), over five times the pre-sale estimate. Over the course of four days, some 4,000 people flocked to Sotheby’s to see the collection.

Here is a hoot…Passive Aggressive Galleryis a tongue-in-cheek website sent to me by Stephen Jones.

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